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Hugh O'Brian

Hugh O'Brian on getting the starring role in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

10:45

About this interview

In his over three-hour Archive interview, Hugh O'Brian speaks about moving to Los Angeles to embark on an acting career following his service during World War II. He describes his early career in films, working with such stars as Gene Autry. He talks about his work in several dramatic anthologies in early television and the title role in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, the series for which he is most associated. He discusses many aspects of the series including the factual basis for his character, working with his co-stars and the difficult location shooting. He speaks about his later television and film work and his devotion to HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership), a development organization for tomorrow's leaders that he formed in 1958.  B-roll consists of stills from various series and films including: The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Return to Tombstone (television movie), Love Has Many Faces (feature film) and Seminole (feature film). Jennifer Howard conducted the interview in Beverly Hills, CA on March 29, 2005.

Interview Highlights

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Hugh O'Brian on getting the starring role in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

10:45
Embedded thumbnail for Hugh O’Brian on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp going off the air

Hugh O’Brian on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp going off the air

01:20
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Hugh O’Brian on the legacy of of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

01:50
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Hugh O'Brian on the TV movie Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone

02:18
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Hugh O'Brian on appearing as a guest-star on the premiere episode of The Virginian

02:42
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Hugh O’Brian on his Youth program, HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth)

07:01