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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 .

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

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By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 28, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Back in 1958, , the handsome star of the popular western television series Wyatt Earp received a cable from Dr. Albert Schweitzer, a renowned humanitarian who was currently working in a hospital he built on the banks of the Ogooue River in French Equatorial Africa. The message simply rea... Read full article


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Hugh O'Brian Quotes:

Frank Hudson: What did you try to do? Make love to her while telling her she just became a widow?


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]


Mize: Those dime novels which do nothing but glorify their subjects are a thing of the past, Mr. Earp. Now, my publisher wants the facts behind the legend; the real Wyatt Earp, warts and all, Mr. Marshal.
Marshal Wyatt Earp: I don't know that warts is how I want to be remembered, Mr. Mize.


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Hugh O'Brian Facts
According to an article on TV westerns in Time Magazine (March 30, 1959), O'Brian stood 6 feet tall, weighed 170 lbs, and had chest-waist-hips measurements of 44-32-36

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

He became the youngest drill instructor in the Marine Corps' history, and during his four years of service won a coveted Fleet appointment to The Naval Academy, which he declined. In 1972, O'Brian was awarded one of the nation's highest honors, the Freedom Through Knowledge Award, sponsored by the National Space Club in association with NASA. In 1974, he was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal, highest award of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, as well as the Globe and Anchor Award from the Marine Corps. In 1976, the Veterans of Foreign Wars also honored him with an award.

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