‘Creepshow’ Actor Hal Holbrook Has Passed Away

by | Feb 2, 2021

There’s another star in sky this week, as the sad news that Hal Holbrook has passed away at the wise old age of 95. The award winning actor was best known for his long-running one-man-show Mark Twain Tonight!, but for many horror fans he’s roles in Creepshow and The Fog are what stand out. Holbrook played Father Malone in The Fog, and Henry Northrup in the Creepshow segment called The Crate.

Throughout his career, Hal Holbrook won many awards, including a Tony Award for Best Actor and five Primetime Emmys. Holbrook, also appeared in Wall Street, Into The Wild and Lincoln. He had numerous TV credits to his name, including two appearances in US political drama The West Wing, and roles in The Sopranos, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy and Hawaii Five-0.

In recent years he became a regular presence on TV, with roles in series including Rectify, Sons of Anarchy, and the sitcom Designing Women.

Director Edgar Wright remembered Hal with these words.

 

 

West Wing actor Bradley Whitford also tweeted about Hal.

 

Holbrook died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on January 23rd, 2021 at aged 95. His death was only just announced, more than a week later, on February 2nd.

He is survived by his three children and two stepdaughters, as well as two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

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