Today is actor Hugh O’Brian‘s 86th birthday.
O’Brian gained fame as television’s Wyatt Earp.
Later in life, he used his name and fame to establish HOBY, the “Hugh O’Brian Youth” Leadership Organization.
I know this, because it benefitted from proceeds from the Greater Hartford Open in the 80’s. I know this, because the Greater Hartford Jaycees invited me to speak to a large HOBY gathering. I remember this, because it was the only time I ever forgot to show up for a speaking engagement. They sent me a framed photograph of the podium with no one standing behind it. (In good humor. I was forgiven.)
So happy birthday, Hugh. You are not forgotten. And as long as I’m around, you never will be.