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A versatile stage, television and film actor, Hal Holbrook is an Emmy and Tony winner, and a longtime Mark Twain impersonator.
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At an age when most actors show a desire to slow down or hardly work at all, Holbrook has continued his steady career. In the 2000s he made appearances on The West Wing and The Sopranos.
On the big screen, Holbrook made history in 2007 when the 82-year-old became the oldest actor ever nominated for an Academy Award, for his role in the Sean Penn directed, Into the Wild.
Holbrook, who has been married three times,
has three children.
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