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17 February 1925 Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Given Name

Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr.

How tall is Hal Holbrook?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Dixie Carter
Carol Eve Rossen
Ruby Holbrook

Life Story of Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television, and was memorable as Abraham Lincoln, as Senator Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970) and as Capt. Lloyd Bucher on Pueblo (1973). All of these roles brought him Emmy Awards, with Pueblo (1973) bringing him two, as Best Lead Actor in a Drama and Actor of the Year - Special. On January 22, 2008, he became the oldest male performer ever nominated for a an Academy Award, for his supporting turn in Into the Wild (2007) He was born Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. on February 17, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Eileen (Davenport), a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr. Raised primarily in South Weymouth, Mass., Holbrook attended the Culver Academies. During World War II, Holbrook served in the Army in Newfoundland. After the war, he attended Denison University, graduating in 1948. While at Denison, Holbrook's senior honors project concerned Mark Twain. He'd later...

How much money has Hal Holbrook earned?

Rituals (1977) $100,000

What movies did Hal Holbrook play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Designing Women (1990) ,
Actors Filmography
The Secrets We Share Charlie, Hawaii Five-0 (2017) Leonard Patterson, Grey's Anatomy (2017) Dr. Lewis Clatch, An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story (2017) Reinhold Niebuhr, Bones (2017) Red Hudmore, Blackway (2015) Whizzer, Sons of Anarchy (2014) Nate Madock, Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Mayday, Rectify (2013) Rutherford Gaines, Monday Mornings (2013) Dr. Arvin Wayne, Savannah (2013) Judge Harden, Promised Land (2012) Frank Yates, Lincoln (2012) Preston Blair, The Event (2011) James...

Birth information

17 February 1925 Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Given Name

Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr.

How tall is Hal Holbrook?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Dixie Carter
Carol Eve Rossen
Ruby Holbrook

Life Story of Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television, and was memorable as Abraham Lincoln, as Senator Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones: The Senator (1970) and as Capt. Lloyd Bucher on Pueblo (1973). All of these roles brought him Emmy Awards, with Pueblo (1973) bringing him two, as Best Lead Actor in a Drama and Actor of the Year - Special. On January 22, 2008, he became the oldest male performer ever nominated for a an Academy Award, for his supporting turn in Into the Wild (2007) He was born Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. on February 17, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Eileen (Davenport), a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr. Raised primarily in South Weymouth, Mass., Holbrook attended the Culver Academies. During World War II, Holbrook served in the Army in Newfoundland. After the war, he attended Denison University, graduating in 1948. While at Denison, Holbrook's senior honors project concerned Mark Twain. He'd later...

How much money has Hal Holbrook earned?

Rituals (1977) $100,000

What movies did Hal Holbrook play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Designing Women (1990) ,
Actors Filmography
The Secrets We Share Charlie, Hawaii Five-0 (2017) Leonard Patterson, Grey's Anatomy (2017) Dr. Lewis Clatch, An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story (2017) Reinhold Niebuhr, Bones (2017) Red Hudmore, Blackway (2015) Whizzer, Sons of Anarchy (2014) Nate Madock, Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Mayday, Rectify (2013) Rutherford Gaines, Monday Mornings (2013) Dr. Arvin Wayne, Savannah (2013) Judge Harden, Promised Land (2012) Frank Yates, Lincoln (2012) Preston Blair, The Event (2011) James...

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Hal Holbrook in Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey (2014)

Two children, Victoria Holbrook and David Holbrook, with Ruby Holbrook.

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Hal Holbrook in Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey (2014)

One daughter, Eve, with Carol Eve Rossen.

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Henry Fonda and Hal Holbrook in Schlacht um Midway (1976)

In his guest appearance on The West Wing (1999), his character first describes the fate of the USS Pueblo, an intelligence gathering surface vessel, caught spying by North Korea in 1968, while referring to the fictional USS Portland. In 1973's Pueblo (1973), Holbrook portrayed the lead character.

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Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, and Hal Holbrook in Schlacht um Midway (1976)

He was just 29 when he began touring his one-man show of the elderly Mark Twain, even performing for President Dwight D. Eisenhower at one point. In June 2005, he returned his "Mark Twain Tonight" to Broadway for a sold out, month-long run, receiving rave reviews from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

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Hal Holbrook in Schlacht um Midway (1976)

He is a 1948 graduate of Denison University (Granville, Ohio)

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Charlton Heston and Hal Holbrook in Schlacht um Midway (1976)

Has starred in two projects based on John Grisham books with The Firm (1993) and The Street Lawyer (2003).

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Clint Eastwood and Hal Holbrook in Dirty Harry II - Callahan (1973)

Ex-brother-in-law of Ellen Rossen and Robert Rossen.

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Daniel Day-Lewis, David Strathairn, and Hal Holbrook in Lincoln (2012)

Stepfather of Mary Dixie Carter and Ginna Carter.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Hal Holbrook, and Janet Leigh in The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (1980)

In 2008, at age 82, he became the oldest male actor to be nominated for an Academy Award. His nomination displaced Ralph Richardson, who previously held that distinction.

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Hal Holbrook and Janet Leigh in The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (1980)

Portrayed Abraham Lincoln in The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), Lincoln (1974), North and South, Book I (1985) and North and South, Book II (1986).

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Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh, Nancy Kyes, etc.

Won the 1966 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Mark Twain Tonight".

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Martin Sheen and Hal Holbrook in Damals im Sommer (1972)

He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Hal Holbrook in Lincoln (2012)

The only actor (so far) to win an Emmy Award for having played Abraham Lincoln.

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Hal Holbrook in Lincoln (2012)

After his numerous portrayals of Abraham Lincoln, one of which won him an Emmy, he played a supporting role in Lincoln (2012), for which Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar.

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Hal Holbrook and Gulliver McGrath in Lincoln (2012)

As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: All the President's Men (1976), Julia (1977) and Lincoln (2012).

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Hal Holbrook in The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (1980)

The Hal Holbrook Theatre is located in The Dixie Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon, Tennessee. The Dixie was name in honor of his wife, Dixie Carter, who was from McLemoresville, a nearby town in northwest Tennessee.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh, Tom Atkins, Nancy Kyes, etc.

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Tom Cruise and Hal Holbrook in Die Firma (1993)

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Gene Hackman and Hal Holbrook in Die Firma (1993)

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Hal Holbrook in Die Firma (1993)

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Anthony Hopkins, Goldie Hawn, and Hal Holbrook in Das Mädchen von Petrovka (1974)

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Goldie Hawn and Hal Holbrook in Das Mädchen von Petrovka (1974)

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Goldie Hawn and Hal Holbrook in Das Mädchen von Petrovka (1974)

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Goldie Hawn and Hal Holbrook in Das Mädchen von Petrovka (1974)

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Goldie Hawn and Hal Holbrook in Das Mädchen von Petrovka (1974)

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Hal Holbrook in Rituals (1977)

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Hal Holbrook in Rituals (1977)

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Hal Holbrook and Ben Cross in The Unholy - Dämon der Finsternis (1988)

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Hal Holbrook in The Unholy - Dämon der Finsternis (1988)

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