John Wayne Once Refereed a Fight Involving ‘The Shootist’ Actor Hugh O’Brian During Visit to the Marines
John Wayne is famous for his many iconic film roles. In a scene made for one of his many military-based films, the Duke once served as a referee for a boxing match. That boxing match was between Hugh O’Brian and another United States Marine. O’Brian recounted this event which took place during his military service during a 2005 interview with the Television Academy Foundation. O’Brian passed away in 2016.