Obrian, Hugh

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Hugh O'Brian was born April 19, 1925 as Hugh J. Krampe. After briefly attending the University of Cincinnati, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 17. He received an honorable discharge from the service and moved to Los Angeles where he began acting in a small theater group. Ida Lupino signed him to play his first starring role in Young lovers. O'Brian appeared in numerous theater, television, and motion picture productions, but he is best identified for his role as Wyatt Earp in the television western, The life and legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-61). In the late 1950s, O'Brian formed the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (later known as Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). He has received many awards and honors for both his civic and philanthropic work over the years along with honorary degrees from several institutions of higher learning.

From the description of Papers, 1949-1973. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 320040988

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creatorOf O'Brian, Hugh. Papers, 1949-1973. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Blees, Robert. Desilu playhouse-- "The eighth circle" / by Robert Blees. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Landon, Joseph, 1922 or 3-. Desilu playhouse-- "Chain of command" / by Joseph Landon. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Sons of the Pioneers. Sons of the Pioneers transcription discs collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Ravetch, Irving. Vengeance valley : (motion picture) 1951. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
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Birth 1925-04-19




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