Hugh O’Brian, the star of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, passed away Monday.
Hugh O’Brian, who starred in the long-running series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” died Monday. He was 91.
ABC Western “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” in which the exceedingly handsome, muscular O’Brian starred as the title character, ran for 221 episodes from 1955-61. At the time he was one of television’s great male sex symbols.
He spent a semester at the University of Cincinnati but during World War II he dropped out to enlist in the Marine Corps — where his father had been an officer. At 17 he became the youngest Marine drill instructor.
While I have not seen the series, my uncle raved about it, as well as O’Brian’s portrayal of Wyatt Earp. By all accounts O’Brian was decent man and a great humanitarian. Godspeed, sir.