Hal Holbrook, the five-time Emmy winner best known for portraying Mark Twain, has died at the age of 95. Holbrook died at his Beverly Hills home on January 23, his assistant told the New York Times.
The actor was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925 and had a highly decorated screen and stage career that spanned more than six decades.
He was perhaps best known for playing Mark Twain on his one-man stage show Mark Twain tonight!who played on Broadway in 1966 and earned Holbrook a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. A television show of the stage show secured him an Emmy nomination a year later.
Holbrook played former US President Abraham Lincoln on television in Carl Sandburg’s 1974 miniseries Lincolnwhich earned him one of five Emmy statues. His four other Emmy wins came for Portrait of america 1989 a double victory for Pueblo 1974 and The Bold: The Senator in 1971.
Playing deep throat in the 1974s All of the President’s men was a high point in his film career while receiving an Oscar nomination for his appearance in Sean Penn’s 2007 film Into the wild.
Holbrook later worked on many US television shows and appeared repeatedly Sons of anarchy as Nate Madock, as well as in high-profile series including Bone. His final film roles came into play at the age of 92 Grey’s anatomy and Hawaii Five-0.