Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Hal Holbrook, Prolific Actor Who Played Mark Twain, Dies At 95

Some years ago, I saw actor Hal Holbrook portray Mark Twain on stage in Philadelphia. 

Mark Twain is one of my favorite writers and after seeing the performer bring the late, great author and humorist to life on stage, Hal Holbrook became one of my favorite actors.


Sadly, the Washington Times reports that Hal Holbrook has died. He was 95. 


NEW YORK (AP) — Hal Holbrook, the award-winning character actor who toured the world for more than 50 years as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the classic political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died. He was 95.


Holbrook died on Jan. 23 in Beverly Hills, California, his representative, Steve Rohr, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.


Actors across the spectrum mourned Holbrook’s passing, including Bradley Whitford, who called him an “incredible actor” and Viola Davis, who wrote “RIP to the always wonderful Hal Holbrook.”


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