91 (passed away Sep. 5th, 2016)
Apr. 19th, 1925
Rochester, New York
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Hugh Charles Krampe, known professionally as Hugh O'Brian, was an American actor known for his starring roles in the ABC western television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and the NBC action television series Search.
- Was once a soda-jerk at Schwab's drug store on Sunset Boulevard
- Was the youngest Drill Instructor in Marine Corps history - Age 17.
- The Hugh O'Brian Acting Awards Competition was developed in 1964 at UCLA with cash awards going to acting talents.
- Was awarded one of the space community's highest honors with the 1972 Freedom Award for his variety of space-orientated projects, including the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation seminars at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
- Elected Freshman Class president at Los Angeles City College.
- According to an article on TV westerns in Time Magazine (March 30, 1959), O'Brian stood 6 feet tall, weighed 170 lbs, and had chest-waist-hips measurements of 44-32-36
- Hugh's vast investments over the years have been wise and fruitful with dividends paying well in stocks and bonds, real estate, bowling alleys, a building equipment firm, a theatre-in-the-round, an oil syndicate and his own TV production company.
- Once recorded an album of popular songs and sang on the Ed Sullivan, Dinah Shore and Jackie Gleason variety shows.
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