Actor Hal Holbrook, better known for his longtime stage imitation of author Mark Twain, has died at the age of 95. Holbrook’s associate, Joyce Cohen, confirmed yesterday that the Emmy and Tony award winner died on Jan, 23 at his home in California.
The news did not define the cause of his death. Holbrook started performing Twain in a one-man stage show called “Mark Twain Tonight.” He pursued the portrayal, which gained him a Tony Award in 1996, off and on till 2017.
Holbrook also made his imprint on the big screen, gaining an Oscar nomination for a best supporting role in the 2007 movie “Into the Wild” and made noticeable acting in “All the President’s Men” (1976) and “Lincoln” (2012) according to the Times.
He has won five Emmy Awards for his TV performance in the 1974 miniseries “Lincoln,” The BoldOnes: The Senator”, “Pueblo” and “Portrait of America.”