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Entertainment News: Hugh O’Brian of ‘Wyatt Earp’ TV Fame Dies at 91

6 September 2016 6:48 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – Old time, 1950s television had its share of break out stars as the medium found its footing as new entertainment. Hugh O’Brian, who starred in the ABC-tv series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” was one of those stars. The actor, who was also known for his Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation – nicknamed Hoby – died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on September 5th, 2016. He was 91.

Born Hugh Krampe in Rochester, New York, O’Brian followed his Marine Corp father officer into the service, becoming the youngest drill instructor in Marine history at age 17. When he moved to Los Angeles in the early 1950s to attend UCLA, he was “discovered” by actress/director Ida Lupino, and landed his most well-known role as Wyatt Earp in 1955. After that series ended in 1961, O’Brian took a series of character roles in movies and television. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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