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    Hugh O'Brian

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    (Hugh Krampe)
    April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016

    "I decided right then I didn't want to go through life being known as Huge Krape, so I decided to take my mother's family name, O'Brien, but they misspelled it as 'O'Brian' and I just decided to stay with that." — Huge Hugh Krampe Krape O'Brien O'Brian

    Boy, there is a lot to dissect here, isn't it? First of all, O'Brian(?) was an actor who was quite active in the 1950s-70s. He is best know for playing the title character on something called "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp", which lasted 229 episodes.

    Anyway, O'Brian(?)'s birth name was Krampe, but it once got misspelled as "Krape", and really didn't like that. He tried to change it to "O'Brien", which he claims was his mother's family name...

    Only it wasn't? O'Brian(?)'s mother was Edith Marks, the daughter of Leo Marks and Mary Luker. So we're really not sure where he is getting "O'Brien" from. Perhaps he should have changed it to "Marks", which, as far as Jewish names go, is pretty hard to misspell?

    It beats the hell out of Krape Krampe, that's for sure.

    Verdict: Barely a Jew.

    September 29, 2023

    See Also

    Wyatt Earp

    Michael Landon

    Des O'Connor

    Ryan O'Neal

    Eli Wallach
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