Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The Final Curtain: Hugh O'Brian 1925-2016
Mr. Hugh O'Brian passed away on Monday, September 5th of natural causes at the age of ninety-one! Veteran of nearly 50 movies, extensive stage work and countless episodes of television, he was primed to make a return to feature film-making after an eighteen year hiatus when he died. Famous the world over for his title role on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-1961), he was a particular favorite at Poseidon's Underworld for his scantily-clad, physically-captivating part in the 1965 Lana Turner sudser Love Has Many Faces. At home in either a tuxedo or next to nothing, we did prefer the latter in most cases! A Golden Globe-winner as Most Promising Newcomer - Male in 1954, he did live up to that promise with a prolific career as a rugged on-screen macho man, but one with a heart. If the fact that this site has received a huge upsurge in hits on pages that feature O'Brian means that more people will come to know him and who he was, that's a great reward for me. We will miss you, Mr. O'Brian and pay tribute to you today with a series of handsome portraits.