Tue, 09/06/2016

Remembering Hugh O'Brian

Hugh O'Brian

We’re sad to learn that actor Hugh O’Brian has passed away at the age of 91. Following his service in the Marine Corps during World War II, he began his acting career, appearing in films starring Hollywood legends like Gene Autry and Rock Hudson. O’Brian appeared on various early television shows including Fireside Theatre and The Loretta Young Show, before moving on to his most well-known part: Wyatt Earp in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. When that show ended in 1961, he continued to act on television, stage, and screen. In 1958 he established HOBY, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization, which endures to this day.

Below are some selections from his 2005 interview:

On serving in the Marine Corps during World War II:

On being cast on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp:

Watch Hugh O’Brian’s full Archive interview and read his obituary in The New York Times.