Hal Holbrook, the five-time Emmy-winning actor famous for playing Mark Twain, has died aged 95. Holbrook died Jan. 23 at his Beverly Hills home, his assistant told The New York Times.
The actor was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925 and went on to have a highly decorated screen and stage career that spanned more than six decades.
He was perhaps best known for playing Mark Twain in his solo show Mark Twain tonight!, who starred on Broadway in 1966 and won Holbrook a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. A television screening of the show earned it an Emmy nomination a year later.
Holbrook played former US President Abraham Lincoln on television in the 1974 Carl Sandburg miniseries Lincoln, which earned her one of five Emmy statues. His other four Emmy wins have come for Portrait of america in 1989, a double victory for Pueblo in 1974, and The daring: the senator in 1971.
Playing Deep Throat in 1974 All the president’s men was a highlight of his film career, as he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Sean Penn’s feature film in 2007 In nature.
Holbrook worked on many American TV shows later in life, Sons of anarchy as Nate Madock, as well as in high-profile series including Bones. At the age of 92, his last on-screen roles arrived Grey’s Anatomy and Hawaii five-0.