© 2023 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Hal Holbrook, Who Played Mark Twain Longer Than Twain, Dead At 95

Actor Hal Holbrook has died at the age of 95. Holbrook spent more than six decades playing Mark Twain in a one-man show -- often raising funds for the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford. Most recently, Holbrook celebrated his 90th birthday in 2015 by reprising his Twain role in Hartford as a fundraiser for his character's house.

In a statement on Facebook, the museum called Holbrook "a tremendous friend."

Holbrook was also known for roles in films including All the President's Men, Into The Wild and Lincoln.

Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.

Related Content