Award-winning Hollywood actor Hal Halbrook, who achieved his widest acclaim onstage, has died at the age of 95, his assistant, Joyce Cohen confirmed the news.
Hal Holbrook’s acclaimed film work included portraying the mysterious “Deep Throat” in “All the President’s Men“.
According to reports, he had died on January 23 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. His death was confirmed late on Monday by his assistant, Joyce Cohen, reports added.
In 2008, Holbrook became the oldest male performer ever nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in “Into the Wild.”
Mark Twain Tonight had actually brought Holbrook his greatest fame. It earned him a Tony award for his Broadway performance in 1966 and the first of his 10 Emmy nominations in 1967.
“Mark Twain is something precious to me. It’s my sidearm through life,” Holbrook told in 2007.
Furthermore, he was born in Cleveland on Feb. 17, 1925, and his mother was a vaudeville dancer.
After serving in the Army in Newfoundland during World War Two, Holbrook attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
He toured small towns as Twain, then took the show off-Broadway where it was a hit that launched his career. Holbrook made some 2,000 appearances as Twain.