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Hugh O'Brian

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hugh O'Brian (born April 19, 1925) was an American actor, known for his starring role in the ABC television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961). "Wyatt Earp" remained a Top 20 hit until 1960, but it was canceled the following year after being supplanted by the avalanche of other adult Westerns. O'Brian, meanwhile, continued to work frequently in movies, television and theater through the 1990s, although he never again achieved the prominence he enjoyed as Wyatt Earp. He starred in the 1970s detective series "Search" and appeared in such films as "In Harm's Way" and "Ten Little Indians," and reprised his role as Earp in 1994's "Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone," a film that combined new footage with colorized scenes from the original black-and-white TV show. He also had a small but memorable role as the faro dealer in John Wayne's last film, "The Shootist," and later noted with pride that it gave him the distinction of being the last bad guy killed by Wayne. (Wayne himself is reputed to have met the real Wyatt Earp as a young man in Hollywood in the 1920s.) Late in his career, O'Brian made frequent guest appearances in television series and variety shows and toured in the national companies of "Cactus Flower," "1776" and "Guys and Dolls."


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Born:
Apr 19, 1923 In Rochester, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
50
First Appeared:
In the movie Fireman Save My Child
Latest Project:
Movie The Art of War 2000-08-23
Known For
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of Wild Women
Poster of The Lawless Breed
Poster of Cave of Outlaws
Filmography
Movie Fireman Save My Child 2020
Movie The Art of War Hugh Lockwood 2000-08-23
Movie Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Wyatt Earp 1994-07-01
Movie Twins Granger 1988-12-09
Movie Game of Death Steiner 1979-06-08
Movie Cruise Into Terror Captain Andy 1978-02-03
Movie Killer Force Lewis 1976-01-14
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie The Shootist Jack Pulford 1976-08-11
Movie Murder on Flight 502 Detective Daniel Myerson 1975-11-21
Series Search Hugh Lockwood 1972-09-13
Movie Probe Hugh Lockwood 1972-02-21
Movie Wild Women Killian 1970-10-20
Movie Africa: Texas Style! Jim Sinclair 1967-05-01
Movie Dial M for Murder Mark Halliday 1967-11-15
Movie Ambush Bay Sgt. Steve Corey 1966-06-13
Movie Ten Little Indians Hugh Lombard 1965-09-09
Movie Love Has Many Faces Hank Walker 1965-02-24
Movie Assassination in Rome Dick Sherman 1964-09-20
Movie Come Fly With Me First Officer Ray Winsley 1963-03-27
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie The Fiend Who Walked The West Daniel Slade Hardy 1958-08-01
Movie The Brass Legend Sheriff Wade Addams 1956-12-01
Movie White Feather American Horse 1955-02-16
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp 1955-09-06
Movie The Twinkle In God's Eye Marty Callahan 1955-10-13
Movie Saskatchewan Carl Smith 1954-03-30
Movie Drums Across the River Morgan 1954-06-01
Movie There's No Business Like Show Business Charles Gibbs 1954-12-16
Movie Broken Lance Mike Devereaux 1954-09-25
Movie The Lawless Breed Ike Hanley 1953-01-03
Movie Seminole Kajeck 1953-03-01
Movie The Stand at Apache River Tom Kenyon 1953-09-09
Movie The Man from the Alamo Lt. Tom Lamar 1953-08-07
Movie Back to God's Country Frank Hudson 1953-11-01
Movie The Battle at Apache Pass Lt. Robert Harley 1952-04-01
Movie The Cimarron Kid Red Buck 1952-01-13
Movie The Red Ball Express Wilson 1952-05-24
Movie Sally and Saint Anne Danny O'Moyne 1952-07-01
Movie The Raiders Hank Purvis 1952-10-31
Movie Fighting Coast Guard Tom Peterson 1951-05-31
Movie Vengeance Valley Dick Fasken 1951-02-06
Movie Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas Ted Gately 1951-05-01
Movie Little Big Horn Pvt. Al DeWalt 1951-06-15
Movie Cave of Outlaws Garth 1951-11-15
Movie On the Loose Dr. Phillips 1951-09-28
Movie Rocketship X-M Harry Chamberlain 1950-06-02
Movie Beyond the Purple Hills Jack Beaumont 1950-07-25
Movie The Return of Jesse James Lem Younger 1950-08-01
Movie Never Fear Len Randall 1949-12-29