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Finding Aid for the Hugh O'Brian papers, 1949-1973
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Description
Hugh O'Brian was an actor who appeared in numerous theater, television, and motion picture productions. He is best identified for his role as Wyatt Earp in the television western, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-61). The collection consists of plays, screenplays and television scripts.
Background
Hugh O'Brian was born April 19, 1925 as Hugh J. Krampe. After briefly attending the University of Cincinnati, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 17. He received an honorable discharge from the service and moved to Los Angeles where he began acting in a small theater group. Ida Lupino signed him to play his first starring role in Young Lovers. O'Brian appeared in numerous theater, television, and motion picture productions, but he is best identified for his role as Wyatt Earp in the television western, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-61). In the late 1950s, O'Brian formed the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, later known as Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). He has received many awards and honors for both his civic and philanthropic work over the years along with honorary degrees from several institutions of higher learning.
Extent
12 boxes (6.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.