Actor Hal Holbrook has now died at the age of 95 years of age.
Holbrook was a multiple Tony and Emmy award winner and also an actor on the big screen, best known for his memorable portrayals of Mark Twain and Deep Throat in ‘All the President’s Men’ in a addition to a plethora of other high profile roles.
As the New York Post reports:
Holbrook was nominated for an Oscar at 82 for his haunting performance in Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild.”
Hal Holbrook in his Oscar-nominated role in the film Into the Wild. pic.twitter.com/O7ADgPj7YX
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But he was perhaps best-known for his enduring portrayal of a seminal American literary figure.
The actor first played legendary author Mark Twain in a 1954 one-man show he developed while studying at Denison University in Ohio — and continued to play the Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer writer throughout his career…
Actor Hal Holbrook, known for his channeling of Mark Twain and for playing Deep Throat in “All the President’s Men,” has died at age 95. @annenbcnews looks back at his long career. pic.twitter.com/9GnDvfW3p2
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In addition to film roles in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street,” “Magnum Force” with Clint Eastwood and “The Firm” opposite Tom Cruise, he appeared in a host of acclaimed TV shows, including “The West Wing,” “The Sopranos” and “ER.”