Holbrook, costumed and made up to bear an uncanny resemblance to the famous writer, began his re-creation of the legendary American humorist in 1954 with a show at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania. See Academy Award-nominee Hal Holbrook embody not only the spirit of Mark Twain, but the physical representation of the famed author as well.

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Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen.

He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations.

Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television, and was memorable as Abraham Lincoln, as Senator Hays Stowe on "The Bold Ones: The Senator" (1970) and as Capt. All of these roles brought him Emmy Awards, with Pueblo (1973) (TV) bringing him two, as Best Lead...

Hal Holbrook, star of stage, screen and TV, will present his celebrated one-man show on the life of Mark Twain at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet on Tuesday. " brings one of America's best-known humorists and authors to life.

With Holbrook now comfortably into his seventies and "Mark Twain Tonight" in its 43rd consecutive year of performance, the line between character and actor has become blurred. When Hal Holbrook first became known in the 1950s for his one-man show based on the writings of Mark Twain, his singular impersonation was justly regarded as a bravura feat of acting by a young man, soon to be recognized by a Tony and a fistful of other awards.

With Holbrook now comfortably into his seventies and "Mark Twain Tonight" in its 43rd consecutive year of performance, the line between character and actor has become blurred. See Academy Award-nominee Hal Holbrook embody not only the spirit of Mark Twain, but the physical representation of the famed author as well.

Holbrook, costumed and made up to bear an uncanny resemblance to the famous writer, began his re-creation of the legendary American humorist in 1954 with a show at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania. Hal Holbrook has been Mark Twain for nearly as long as Samuel Clemens was.

"I have always thought of this as something I could continue to do until I drop," said Holbrook, who first hit upon the idea for his now classic one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight" 40 years ago, when he was a struggling, 28-year-old character actor with a flair for playing old men and a need for regular employment to support a young wife and newborn daughter.

Now an old man himself-at 68 about the age the invincibly irascible and...

Hal Holbrook has been Mark Twain for nearly as long as Samuel Clemens was.

"I have always thought of this as something I could continue to do until I drop," said Holbrook, who first hit upon the idea for his now classic one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight" 40 years ago, when he was a struggling, 28-year-old character actor with a flair for playing old men and a need for regular employment to support a young wife and newborn daughter. Charlie Chaplin-spent several years in an orphanage 4. Hal Holbrook-raised by relatives after being abandoned at 2Hal Holbrook guest-stars as real wife Dixie Carter's reel love Thursday night when "Designing Women" debuts at its new time and day on CBS-Ch. After a champagne-filled evening on the town to celebrate their sixth months of dating, attorney Reese Watson (Holbrook) pops the question to Julia (Carter).