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Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp

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Hugh O'Brian (born April 19, 1925) is an American actor best known for his starring role as Wyatt Earp in the ABC television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961). He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois (as did Rock Hudson, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret and many other future stars) and later Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri. In high school, he lettered in football, basketball, wrestling and track. After a semester at the University of Cincinnati with studies charted toward a law career, O'Brian, at 17, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942. O'Brian distinguished himself by becoming the youngest drill instructor to have ever served in the Marine Corps, still only 17. Following World War II, O'Brian moved to Los Angeles studied at UCLA and found work on stage.

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Hugh O'Brian, who played Wyatt Earp, is dead at 91
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2016-09-06 01:19:13
The actor shot to fame as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in what was hailed as television’s first adult Western

TV's Wyatt Earp, Hugh O'Brian, has died at 91
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-09-05 20:51:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh O'Brian, who shot to fame as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in what was hailed as television's first adult Western, has died. He was 91.

Hugh O'Brian, who starred as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in one of television's earliest Westerns, has died at age 91.
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-09-05 20:28:21
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh O'Brian, who starred as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in one of television's earliest Westerns, has died at age 91.

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