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Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook's movie career began with The Group in 1966 when he was 41 years old. Since then, moviegoers have seen him in more than 40 films including Magnum Force, Midway, All The President's Men, Capricorn One, The Fog, Creepshow, Wall Street, The Firm, Men of Honor, The Majestic, Into the Wild (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), That Evening Sun, Flying Lessons, and Good Day For It. He has received five Emmy Awards for a variety of television performances.

Throughout his long career, Holbrook has performed Mark Twain every year, including his third and fourth New York engagements in 1977 and 2005; and a world tour in 1985, which was the 150th anniversary of Mark Twain's birth. The latter tour began in London and ended in New Delhi. Holbrook has constantly returned to the stage. In New York, he appeared in Buried Inside Extra, 1983; The Country Girl, 1984; King Lear, 1990; An American Daughter, 1997. His regional theater credits include Our Town, Uncle Vanya, Merchant of Venice, King Lear, A Life in the Theater, Be My Baby, and Southern Comforts, the last two with his late wife, Dixie Carter. He also starred in a national tour of Death of a Salesman.

Holbrook has received Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from Ohio State University and the University of Hartford, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Ursinus College, an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Elmira College, and Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees from Kenyon College and his alma mater, Denison University. In 1996, he received the Edwin Booth Award, and in 1998, the William Shakespeare Award from The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C. In 2000, Holbrook was inducted into the New York Theatre Hall of Fame; in 2003, he received the National Humanities Medal from the president; and in 2010, he was honored with a medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Hal Holbrook Facts

Birth NameHarold Rowe Holbrook Jr.
BirthdayFebruary 17, 1925 (98)
BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

Selected Filmography

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