Hugh O’Brian

Hugh O'Brian

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Birth Name: Hugh Charles Krampe

Date of Birth: April 19, 1925

Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: September 5, 2016

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

*50% German
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% British Isles [English, Scottish]

Hugh O’Brian was an American actor and humanitarian. His roles included the series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and Search.

He was the son of Edith Lillian and Hugh John Krampe, a U.S. Marine Corps officer. He was married to Virginia Barber, until his death. He had a son with photographer Adina Etkes.

Hugh’s paternal grandfather was Frederick A. “Fred” Krampe (the son of John/Joseph Krampe and Marie Gerdis/Gudes). Frederick was German.

Hugh’s paternal grandmother was named Wilhelmina C. “Minnie” Oldenburger/Ohlenberger/Oldenberger (the daughter of Johannes Ohlenberger and Elizabeth). Wilhelmina was German, born in Bremen.

Hugh’s maternal grandfather was Leo/Leon Marks (the son of Issac/Isaac Marks and Minnetta/Minetta Wise). Leo was born in Ohio, to German Jewish parents, from Bavaria and Alsace, respectively.

Hugh’s maternal grandmother was Mary Alice Luker (the daughter of John Stuart Luker and Mary Jane Gullett). Hugh’s grandmother Mary Alice was born in Bartholomew, Indiana, and had English and Scottish ancestry. John was the son of Charles S. Luker and Alice Carr/Karr. Hugh’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was the daughter of Thomas Gullett and Mary Garrison.

Sources: Genealogies of Hugh O’Brian –

Hugh’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Hugh’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Hugh’s maternal grandmother, Mary Alice Luker, on the 1860 U.S. Census –
Mary Alice Luker on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Information about Hugh’s maternal great-grandparents, John Stuart Luker and Mary Jane Gullett –

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