Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played "Deep Throat" in "All the President's Men," has died at 95
Hal Holbrook, the award-winning character actor who toured the world for more than 50 years as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice "Follow the money" in the classic political thriller "All the President's Men," has died. Holbrook played the mysterious informant "Deep Throat" (later revealed to be FBI official Mark Felt) who provided key information to Woodward. The association began in 1954 when an instructor at Ohio's Denison University gave Holbrook the role as part of a thesis assignment. Over the years, Holbrook took "Mark Twain Tonight!" When he wasn't portraying Twain, Holbrook showed impressive versatility.cbsnews.com
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
FILE - Actor Hal Holbrook appears during an interview in his New York apartment on Feb. 8, 1973. Holbrook died on Jan. 23 in Beverly Hills, California, his representative, Steve Rohr, told The Associated Press Tuesday. Holbrook died on Jan. 23 in Beverly Hills, California, his representative, Steve Rohr, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Holbrook’s material is uproarious, his ability to hold an audience by acting is brilliant,” said The New York Times. AdWhen he wasn’t portraying Twain, Holbrook showed impressive versatility.
Hal Holbrook, Emmy and Tony-Winning Actor, Dies in Beverly Hills At 95
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Legendary actor Hal Holbrook, known for his one-man stage show portraying Mark Twain, has died at the age of 95. Holbrook, who appeared on the hit series ‘Designing Women’ with his late wife Dixie Carter, passed away at his Beverly Hills home on Jan. 23, according to the New York Times. Holbrook appeared in many television shows and movies, including “Into The Wild,’ for which he received an Oscar nomination in 2007. Later in life, Holbrook said that left a mark that sent him off to a career in acting. He had two children, Victoria and David, with his first wife; and a daughter, Eve, with his second wife, Rossen.detroit.cbslocal.com
Diversity prevents tunnel vision
As a social worker, I truly enjoyed the various jobs I’ve had in Monroe, the people I’ve worked with, the things we accomplished together. I also joined a unique "Old Farts" lunch group who shared alternative ideas. So is diversity just something like a high calorie food that I can’t have too much of? For one, it prevents me from getting stuck in a type of self-serving tunnel vision where I think only of myself and those who look like me. She lives in Dundee and is a retired social worker.monroenews.com
Obscure works by Chandler, Christie published this week
NEW YORK – Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh. According to Tony Medawar, producer of the International Agatha Christie Festival (in Devon, England), Christie likely drew upon her own childhood in setting a playful atmosphere, with the kids showing proper irreverence for the supposedly world famous detective. “Christmas Adventure" also is appearing in the upcoming Christie collection “Midwinter Murder,” which comes out Oct. 20. "‘Christmas Adventure’ is a particularly light-hearted story," Medawar says. Chandler's employer guide, according to Chandler scholar Dr. Sarah Trott, was likely written in the early 1950s, when Chandler hired a private secretary, Juanita Messick.
Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. The association does not formally count the number of times books are actually removed from a library shelf or from a school reading list. “There are actually two lines of objections to the Anne Frank diary,” Caldwell-Stone says.
13 fun facts about Friday the 13th
Whether you think it's unlucky or not, cross your fingers and check out these 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th and our collective aversion to the number 13. Taylor Swift thinks of 13 as her lucky number and has some connections with Friday the 13th: "I was born on the 13th. Frighteningly entertainingThe 13th film in the "Friday the 13th" franchise is being developed by Paramount Pictures, with a 2017 release date. The word for fear of the number 13 is "triskaidekaphobia." Tuesday is also terrifyingIn some Spanish-speaking countries, Tuesday (Martes) the 13th is considered bad luck.
Detroit police pursuit ends in violent crash on city's west side
DETROIT - A police chase ended in a violent crash on Detroit's west side Wednesday night. It happened on Lyndon and Mark Twain streets. At least three people were rushed to a hospital for serious injuries. Watch the video above for the full report. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.