Hal Holbrook, prolific actor known for playing Twain, 'All President's Men', dies at 95

Halbrook played Twain for over 2,000 performances
Hal Holbrook
Posted at 12:00 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 12:39:30-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died.

His representative Steve Rohr says Holbrook died Jan. 23. He was 95.

Holbrook played the mysterious informant “Deep Throat” who helped steer Washington Post reporters during Watergate and played Twain whenever he wasn’t busy with other acting jobs.

He would update the show to fit the times and performed the role by his account some 2,200 times, over the course of six decades, and hung up the white suit in 2017.