Superstar Actors Who Passed in 2016

29. Hugh O’Brian

Born in New York on April 19, 1925, Hugh O’Brian moved to Los Angeles after serving in the Marine Corps for World War II. He was an accomplished athlete and intended to study law, but after a chance part in a play was offered, he turned to acting. He signed a contract with Universal Pictures and broke into the scene in the mid-1950s with the role of Wyatt Earp in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, which led to numerous appearances on late night talk shows. Several appearances followed through to the 1970s with the made-for-television movie, Probe. In 1999 and 2000, he joined Dick Van Patten and several others in Y2K – World in Crisis, a miniseries about the impending technology crisis. O’Brian died on September 5, 2016, at the age of ninety-one in his home.
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