The Firm actor & Broadway star Hal Holbrook passes away at 95; His assistant confirms he died on January 23rd

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The Firm actor & Broadway star Hal Holbrook passes away at 95; His assistant confirms he died on January 23rd
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The Hollywood veteran Hal Holbrook has reportedly passed away at the age of 95. The Emmy award winner was best known for playing American novelist Mark Twain in the solo show Mark Twain Tonight, which he first began performing in 1954. Not only did he perform in the show, but he also wrote and directed the play as well. Reports via the New York Times confirmed that Holbrook died on 23 January at his home in Beverly Hills, California. His death was confirmed late on Monday by his assistant, Joyce Cohen.

 

The veteran had previously won a Tony Award for Best Actor for his work in 1966 and later returned to Broadway to reprise his role in 1977 and 2005. He appeared in the show more than 2,200 times over the years. In addition to Tony awards, the actor also won four Emmy Awards for various roles and he was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for his work in the film Into the Wild. In 2008, at age 82, Holbrook became the oldest male performer ever nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Into the Wild.

 

Holbrook was married three times. He married actress Dixie Carter in 1984 and they remained married until her death from cancer in 2010. We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Holbrook‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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