HAL HOLBROOK (1925 – 2021)

We are deeply saddened to learn today of the recent passing of Hal Holbrook. An Honorary Board Member of the American Friends of BADA, Hal’s career on screen and stage spanned more than 60 years. He was repeatedly recognized for his work with major nominations and awards, including an Oscar nomination, 10 Emmy nominations (with 4 wins), a Tony Award, and a Drama Desk award.⁣

He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Mark Twain. He began working on the concept in college in 1947, eventually premiering the one-man play “Mark Twain Tonight!” in 1954. He would continue to play Twain on stage for more than six decades, only retiring in 2017.⁣

Our deepest condolences to his daughter Eve (LTP ’90) and the entire Holbrook family.⁣

Read the New York Times obituary of Hal Holbrook.

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