Monday, September 05, 2016

Hugh O'Brian, R. I. P.

LA Times: Hugh O'Brian, who helped tame the Wild West as the star of TV's “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” and was the founder of a long-running youth leadership development organization, has died. He was 91.  

Hat tip to Fred Zackel.

8 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp,
Brave courageous and bold.
Long live his fame and long live his glory
and long may his story be told.


RIP

Richard Robinson said...

He was perfect in that role, I thought. It was a great show. RIP

Jerry House said...

Another hero from my youth gone.

Gary R. said...

I believe it was Hugh O'Brian who said that the five stages of an actor's career are:
1. Who is Hugh O'Brian?
2. Get me Hugh O'Brian.
3. Get me a Hugh O'Brian type.
4. Get me a young Hugh O'Brian.
5. Who is Hugh O'Brian?



Dan said...

He was really fine in THE FIEND WHO WALKED THE WEST.

George said...

Loved WYATT EARP!

Cap'n Bob said...

He was also in the 1966 remake of Ten Little Indians. And unless someone has taken the crown since then, he was once the youngest drill sergeant in the US Marine Corps.

Gary R. said...

After Abbott & Costello dropped out, Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett substituted for them in the 1954 movie FIREMAN SAVE MY CHILD. Spike Jones and his City Slickers are also in it.