21 Facts About Hugh O'Brian


Hugh O'Brian created the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit youth leadership-development program for high-school scholars.


Hugh O'Brian moved with his parents to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, around 1930, when he was about five years old.


Hugh O'Brian's father had become an executive with the Armstrong Cork Company, which was headquartered in Lancaster.


Years later, in 1963, Hugh O'Brian was awarded the key to the city by Lancaster Mayor George Coe.


Hugh O'Brian transferred to the Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri, where he lettered in football, basketball, wrestling, and track.


Hugh O'Brian attended her rehearsals of the Somerset Maugham play Home and Beauty.


Hugh O'Brian got the role and the play received a tremendous review, then received a contract offer from an agent.

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Hugh O'Brian was chosen to portray legendary lawman Wyatt Earp on the ABC Western series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, which debuted in 1955.


Hugh O'Brian developed a relationship with Lake, who was a consultant on the show for the first two years.


Hugh O'Brian appeared regularly on other programs in the 1950s and 1960s, including The Nat King Cole Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, all in 1957.


Hugh O'Brian was seen in Jack Palance's ABC circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth.


Hugh O'Brian appeared as a 'guest attorney' in the 1963 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Two-Faced Turn-a-bout" when its star, Raymond Burr, was sidelined for a spell after minor emergency surgery.


The pilot spawned a series for Hugh O'Brian named Search, which ran one season.


Hugh O'Brian was a featured actor in the 1977 two-hour premiere of the television series Fantasy Island.


Hugh O'Brian played the last character whom John Wayne ever killed on the screen in Wayne's final movie, The Shootist.


Hugh O'Brian recreated his Wyatt Earp role for three 1990s projects: Guns of Paradise and The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, with fellow actor Gene Barry doing likewise as lawman Bat Masterson for each, as well as the independent film Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone.


Hugh O'Brian had a cameo as the father of Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the comedy Twins.


Hugh O'Brian died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on September 5,2016, at the age of 91.


Three individuals have since come forward claiming Hugh O'Brian was their father.


The concept for HOBY was inspired in 1958 by a nine-day visit Hugh O'Brian had with famed humanitarian Dr Albert Schweitzer in Africa.


Hugh O'Brian's message was explained in an essay on the topic:.