Cause of death: Undisclosed
Best Known for: Hal Holbrook who was known for portraying Mark Twain in his renowned one-man show has died. The Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated performer who was 95, passed away on January 23, days before his death was announced by his assistant via The New York Times on February 2. Holbrook carved out a lengthy career in Hollywood appearing on various TV shows including The Brighter Day, Designing Woman, Evening Shade, The West Wing, ER, NCIS, The Sopranos, Rectify, Sons of Anarchy, Grey’s Anatomy, and most recently on Hawaii Five-0 in 2017. Over the years, Holbrook was nominated for several Emmys and won for his roles in the miniseries Lincoln, Pueblo, The Bold Ones: The Senator, and Portrait of America. Holbrook became the oldest Oscar-nominated actor in 2008 (he was dethroned by Robert Duvall in 2015), for his role in Sean Penn’s Into the Wild, he was 82. Other films Holbrook appeared in include his role as Deep Throat in All the President’s Men, Men of Honor, The Firm, Water for Elephants, Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln, and Wall Street among others. Holbrook leaves behind three children, Victoria, David, and Eve. His wife and Designing Women costar Dixie Carter passed away in 2010.