Hugh O'Brian Overview:

Actor, Hugh O'Brian, was born Hugh Charles Krampe on Apr 19, 1925 in Rochester, NY. O'Brian died at the age of 91 on Sep 5, 2016 in Beverly Hills, CA .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Hugh O'Brian Quotes:

U.S. Army Air Corps Major, Liz Eddington's Lover: [searching the skies with a hand over his eyes; spots the first six planes] My God, they're Japs.
Liz Eddington: What?
U.S. Army Air Corps Major, Liz Eddington's Lover: They're Japs... MY GOD, THEY'RE JAPS!
[Exeunt, hastily, getting strafed all the way]

Sheriff Wade Addams: There's a few punchin' jobs open.
George Barlow: We don't like nursemaidin' cows. Hard on the hands.
Earl Barlow: Never did like rope burns.
Sheriff Wade Addams: Well, on the hands they're not so bad, but on *other* parts of the body, they'd be kind of irritating.

Clay Gipson: Do you really think Tris Hatten's dead?
Sheriff Wade Addams: He's supposed to be, according to the legend. Of course, that legend's as phony as a brass good piece. It's the worst kind of killer that would shoot a man in the back just as soon as look at him. I kinda hope he's dead.

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Hugh O'Brian Facts
Broke into acting by happenstance. Dating an actress in Los Angeles at the time, he visited her at a couple of her rehearsals for a play. The director asked Hugh to step in after the leading man dropped out of the show. An L.A. Times reporter saw the production and gave Hugh excellent reviews.

Once recorded an album of popular songs and sang on the Ed Sullivan, Dinah Shore and Jackie Gleason variety shows.

Was the last person killed on screen by John Wayne, in The Shootist (1976).

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