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Wed September 23, 2009
Legandary Mark Twain actor comes to Paducah
By Todd Hatton
Paducah, KY – The Carson Four Rivers Center presents Hal Holbrook's long-running one-man show, "Mark Twain Tonight!" Holbrook has played the legendary writer for over 50 years all over the world, and could just as easily lay claim to the term "legendary." The actor won an Emmy for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, and a Tony for Mark Twain. And in January of last year, Holbrook became the oldest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the film, "Into the Wild." Todd Hatton speaks with Holbrook about the history of "Mark Twain Tonight!" and how the writer continues to be relevant almost a hundred years after his death.
See Hal Holbrook performing as Mark Twain in 1967: