Mark Twain’s Alter Ego Hal Holbrook Dies at 95
Emmy and Tony winner Hal Holbrook, who took his one-man Mark Twain show all over the globe, including three performances in Hannibal, has died at the age of 95.
Holbrook’s family just confirmed his Jan. 23 death.
Holbrook was most famous for his role in a solo show called “Mark Twain Tonight!” He directed the show himself and performed it more than 2,200 times starting in 1954. He earned a Tony Award for his performance in 1966.
Hannibal was fortunate enough to host Hal Holbrook three times. His last performance here was in 2012, to help celebrate the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum celebrate its 100th anniversary.