Hal Holbrook http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Actor Hal Holbrook To Receive Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award In Hannibal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/actor-hal-holbrook-receive-mark-twain-lifetime-achievement-award-hannibal <p>Hal Holbrook is an Emmy and Tony award winning actor and is perhaps, most well-known for portraying Hannibal, Missouri native Mark Twain in “Mark Twain Tonight.”</p><p>Holbrook has performed Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, since 1954 and has portrayed the role more than 2,000 times.&nbsp; He has memorized volumes of Twain’s writings and is able to make observations – in Twain’s voice – on a multitude of topics including politics, current events, and business.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:28:25 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 6509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Actor Hal Holbrook To Receive Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award In Hannibal