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Mark Twain Trail Quote of the Day – Sunday – February 7, 2021


“Training–training is everything; training is all there is to a person. We speak of nature; it is folly; there is no such thing as nature; what we call by that misleading name is merely heredity and training. We have no thoughts of our own, no opinions of our own; they are transmitted to us, trained into us.”  Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court, 1889





The Great Actor Hal Holbrook Who Played Mark Twain on Stage for 40+ Years Passes Away at 95 – RIP Hal Holbrook – 1925 – 2021

The Great Actor Hal Holbrook died at 95 years old today after an amazing career and 40+ year run playing Mark Twain on stages across America and the world.  

Hal Holbrook, Emmy and Tony-Winning Actor Who Portrayed Mark Twain, Dies at 95, Variety

Below is a clip from Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight show >

Here’s Hal Holbrook talking about creating the show Mark Twain Tonight >

Here’s An Evening with Hal Holbrook program from 2004 >

In the below video former CEO and Chairman of Walt Disney Company Michael Eisner talks with Hal Holbrook about Mark Twain Tonight >

In 2014 a documentary was released that details Hal Holbrook and him playing Mark Twain on stage for 40+ years:  Holbrook/Twain:  An American Odyssey >

The Mark Twain Trail sends our condolences and prayers to the family of Hal Holbrook and much thanks to Mr. Holbrook’s great work over the years playing Mark Twain to millions of people both in America and around the world.

RIP Hal Holbrook – 1925 – 2021