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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hugh O' Brian Dies At 91

Above, Hugh O' Brian (far right) at a LAX rally welcoming the Reagans
 home from the 1980 GOP National Convention. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Another television icon has passed away.

Actor Hugh O'Brian, television's Wyatt Earp, died at age 91.

According to Variety:
Hugh O’Brian, who starred in the long-running series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” died Monday. He was 91. 
The actor died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.

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.

In 1957 he was nominated for an Emmy for best continuing performance by an actor in a dramatic series for his work on “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.”
I saw him in 1980 at a rally at Los Angeles International Airport for Ronald & Nancy Reagan's return from the Republican National Convention.

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