Monday, September 5, 2016

R.I.P. Hugh O'Brian


Actor Hugh O'Brian has passed at the age of 91 after a long and eventful life and career, hopefully a  happy one.


Best known even now for his portrayal of real life Marshal Wyatt Earp in a late '50s TV series, his fame led to various publications around the world spotlighting him including a run of officially licensed Dell comics.



Being a real historical character, though, Charlton also had a Wyatt Earp comic and made it as much like Hugh's version as possible.







Marvel (Atlas at the time) also began a series ostensibly inspired by the real life lawman and originally even bearing some resemblance to him. After a while though, they, too jumped on the bandwagon and gave their guy a shave and a fancy vest like Hugh.




His career would include many other TV appearances, movie, and stage work including one of my favorite 1970s series, SEARCH.


Rest in peace, Hugh O'Brian

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