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Hal Holbrook

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  • In rotation: 'The Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show'

     
    Those who know of the Rolling Stones' early history on “The Ed Sullivan Show” are most likely familiar with their 1967 performance of “Let's Spend the Night Together,” on which they were required to change the chorus to “Let'...
  • Last minute gift ideas: Memorable theater books

     
    Theater book suggestions for the holidays....
  • Jason Alexander to receive Actors Fund award

     
    "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander is to receive the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement, presented by the Actors Fund....
  • Val Kilmer wants to make his Mark (Twain)

     
    Few actors own a role the way Hal Holbrook owns Mark Twain. The Tony- and Emmy-winning actor, who recently turned 87, has played the humorist in his one-man stage play “Mark Twain Tonight!” since 1954, logging thousands of performances and...
  • Tony-, Emmy-winning actor's show at area venue is canceled

     
    A show by a Tony and Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor slated this month at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has been canceled. Hal Holbrook has canceled his Oct. 20 performance of “Mark Twain Tonight!&#...
  • ‘Lincoln’: Look at all those TV actors; did you love the surprise?

     
    Another day at the multiplex, another chance to see some wonderful TV actors showing their versatility. Today's example: “Lincoln.” Of course, it's a grand showcase for Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe. But the intimate Steven Spielberg epic...
  • This week: ‘American Idol’ times 3; ‘Big Bang Theory’ lecture

     
    How interested are viewers in this year's “American Idol”? We'll learn a lot more when the public starts voting and the show expands to three nights for the week. The 10 girl hopefuls perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the 10 guys sing at 8 p.m....
  • A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.

    A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.
    It was long after dark when Henry Sweets brought me to Hannibal's Old Baptist Cemetery, "a graveyard of the old-fashioned Western kind." No moon. Ragged weeds, crumbling gravestones. We tried to tread lightly, but it had been raining, and mud grabbed...
  • Laurence Fishburne delivers transformative performance in 'Thurgood'

    It's a shame that Black History Month doesn't come around more than once a year -- especially when it brings with it work this excellent. Thursday, Feb. 24, HBO presents "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne in a role that could define his mature...
  • Hal Holbrook goes from Twain to profane in 'Sons of Anarchy'

    Northeast of the Los Angeles area, down a road past suburban homes, many with horses in corrals in the yard, the cast and crew of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" have taken over one house, its lawns, trees and gardens green and lush on this cool late-June day....
  • Classic Hollywood: William Link on 'Columbo'

    Classic Hollywood: William Link on 'Columbo'
    Considering he's one of the most iconic of TV characters, the brilliant, rumpled bed of a detective Lt. Columbo had quite an inauspicious start. William Link and his late writing and producing partner Richard Levinson first introduced Columbo in a...