Hal Holbrook

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Actor Hal Holbrook talks about growing up behind disguises and his lifelong search for himself. His memoir Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain is an account of war, marriage, and the work of honing his craft, the dark side of fame, and performing as the iconic Mark Twain, the man with whom his career would forever be associated.


Hal Holbrook

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Robert from Robert in New York

I enjoyed watching the Mark Twain television special and have the records, and saw Mr Holbrook on Broadway and still have the program. Years later I saw Hal Holbrook recreate his role and was lucky enough to meet him after the show. He was the perfect gentleman and shook my hand and signed my program. That is a fond memory I will never forget.

Sep. 24 2011 11:34 PM
elaine from LI

I love you Hal Holbrook!

Sep. 21 2011 06:13 PM
Bob from Neptune, NJ

I have been a fan since seeing the CBS special, have both records of the stage show and the DVD of the TV special. Try to get to see him every time he is in the area.

And, apologizing for what I found out later was a copyright infringement, used his performance as the basis for a project that got me through my college acting class,

Sep. 21 2011 12:53 PM
JP from NYC

Can you ask whether Mr. Holbrooke has any reflections about his character Lt. Briggs in the Clint Eastwood film Magnum Force, and whether he ever heard the Robyn Hitchcock song it inspired? Thanks!

Sep. 21 2011 12:51 PM

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