Hugh O'Brian

Actor and United States Marine
Born Apr 19, 1925

Hugh O'Brian is an American actor, known for his starring role in the ABC television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961).

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1925 Birth Born on April 19, 1925.
1930 5 Years Old O'Brian moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his parents around 1930 when he was approximately five-years old. … Read More


1947 22 Years Old After World War II ended, O'Brian moved to Los Angeles. He had planned on becoming a lawyer and had been accepted at Yale University in the fall of 1947. … Read More


1955 30 Years Old He was chosen to portray legendary lawman Wyatt Earp on the ABC western series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, which debuted in 1955. … Read More
1957 32 Years Old 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. … Read More
1963 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Years later, Hugh O'Brian was awarded to the key to the city by Lancaster Mayor George Coe in 1963. … Read More
1964 39 Years Old He served as guest host on episodes of The Hollywood Palace in 1964 and the rock music series Shindig in 1965. … Read More


1971 46 Years Old In 1971 he filmed a TV movie pilot titled Probe, playing a high-tech (for the times) agent for a company that specialized in recovering valuable items. … Read More


1977 52 Years Old While onstage, Elvis Presley introduced O'Brian from the audience at a performance at the Las Vegas Hilton, as captured in the imported live CD release "April Fool's Dinner". O'Brian was a featured actor in the 1977 two-hour premiere of the popular television series Fantasy Island. … Read More


1999 74 Years Old In 1999 and 2000, he co-starred with Dick Van Patten, Deborah Winters, Richard Roundtree and Richard Anderson in the miniseries Y2K - World in Crisis. … Read More
2006 81 Years Old On June 25, 2006, at age 81, O'Brian married his girlfriend of 18 years, Virginia Barber (born ca. 1952); it was his first and only marriage. … Read More
2016 91 Years Old O'Brian died at his home in Beverly Hills, California on September 5, 2016 at the age of 91. … Read More
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