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'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain
'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain

Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast. He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20 countries, even some behind the Iron Curtain. Five presidents have witnessed him bringing the beloved humorist and author of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" to vivid life. "Mark Twain gets me out of the bed in the morning," said Holbrook, 89, who performs as Twain about 20 times a year. "He literally fires me up. I don't have to fire myself up, all I have to do is lay there and think about what's going...

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