Hugh O'Brian in The Shootist

Hugh O'Brian (1925 - 2016)

Deaths in Film[edit | edit source]

  • Rocketship X-M (1950) [Harry Chamberlain]: Killed in an explosion (along with Lloyd Bridges and Osa Massen) when their spaceship crashes to Earth during re-entry.
  • The Return of Jesse James (1950) [Lem Younger]: Shot in a shootout with the townspeople. He later dies after riding back with Henry Hull.
  • Vengeance Valley (1951) [Dick Fasken]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Burt Lancaster when Hugh emerges from behind a rock to run to the other side (shown from a distance).
  • The Cimarron Kid (1952) [Red Buck]: Shot to death by Audie Murphy as Hugh tries to pull Yvette Dugay off of a horse. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Raiders (Riders Of Vengeance) (1952) [Hank Purvis]: Shot by Gregg Palmer as he tries to escape being lynched. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Stand At Apache River (1953) [Tom Kenyon] Burns to death, along with Jaclynne Greene, when the apaches set fire to the barn in which they are hiding. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Drums Across The River (1954) [Morgan]:Throws a gun down behind the unarmed Audie Murphy who has a whip around his shoulder, he turns and uncoils the whip, flays O'Brian across the eyes and before he can draw his gun, Murphy picks up the thrown gun and shoots him (Thanks to Brian)
  • Saskatchewan (1954) [Smith]: Shot (I forget by whom) when hugh pulls a gun on Alan Ladd.
  • White Feather (1955) [American Horse]: Shot to death by Eduard Franz after Hugh violates the tribe's code of honor by firing first during a stand-off with the cavalry. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Killer Force (1976) [Lewis]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Telly Savalas' men in the desert. (Thanks to Michael)
  • The Shootist (1976) [Jack Pulford]: Shot in the forehead in a shoot-out with John Wayne, after John see's Hugh's reflection (on a glass) that he is sneaking up on him. (Thanks to Fred)
  • Game of Death (1978) [Steiner]: Neck snapped at the end of a fight with Tai Chung Kim (who was the body double of Bruce Lee in this film).

Deaths in Television[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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