I once posted saying that if celebrities kept dropping like flies, I should probably change the name of this blog to "Bring Out Your Dead." This year, I've posted so many tributes that that joke isn't very funny any more, if it ever was to begin with.
TV's original Wyatt Earp has died at the age of 91. Coincidentally,. I binge-watched a boxed set of selected episodes from his 1950s-1960s series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp just a few nights ago. Hugh O'Brian was terrific in the title role, in a series which was somewhat faithful to the life of the real Western lawman.
O'Brian was also responsible for the founding of HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership), begun in 1958 and still running strong today. Its mission is "to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation." Nice to know he left us even more than a solid acting career.
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