‘Creepshow’ Actor Hal Holbrook Has Passed Away
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.
Rest well Father Malone. The estimable Hal Holbrook has passed away, but what work he leaves behind. Loved his performances in The Fog, All The President’s Men, Magnum Force, Creepshow, Capricorn One, The Star Chamber, Wild In The Streets & Into The Wild, among many many others. pic.twitter.com/Vwfw1eGvJI
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) February 2, 2021
West Wing actor Bradley Whitford also tweeted about Hal.
My God, what an incredible actor. Rest In Peace, Hal Holbrook. https://t.co/6NwfvwmqQs
— (((Bradley Whitford))) (@BradleyWhitford) February 2, 2021
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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