Hal Holbrook, who carved out a substantial acting career in television and film but who achieved his widest acclaim onstage, embodying Mark Twain in all his craggy splendor and vinegary wit in a one-man show seen around the world, died on Jan. 23 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 95.
Mr. Holbrook had a long and fruitful run as an actor. He was the shadowy patriot Deep Throat in “All the President’s Men” (1976); an achingly grandfatherly character in “Into the Wild” (2007), for which he received an Oscar nomination; and the influential Republican Preston Blair in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” (2012).
Hal Holbrook, Actor Who Channeled Mark Twain, Is Dead at 95
New York Times, February 2, 2021
Mr. Holbrook appeared with his wife Dixie Carter in the Alley Theatre's 2005 world premiere of Ken Ludwig's Be My Baby.