RIP Hal Holbrook

29 Jan 2008
Hal Holbrook, the Oscar-nominated actor known for playing Deep Throat in All the President's Men, has died at 95.

Holbrook, who also appeared in Wall Street, Into The Wild and Lincoln, died on 23 January, his assistant told the New York Times.

As Deep Throat, Holbrook leaks vital evidence to the journalists investigating the Watergate scandal.

Holbrook also had a distinguished theatre career, mostly notably in his one-man show portraying Mark Twain.

He had numerous TV credits to his name, including two appearances in US political drama The West Wing as Republican Albie Duncan.

Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lyman in the series, tweeted: "My God, what an incredible actor. Rest In Peace, Hal Holbrook."

Director Edgar Wright said: "What work Hal Holbrook leaves behind. Loved his performances in The Fog, All The President's Men, Magnum Force, Creepshow, Capricorn One, The Star Chamber, Wild In The Streets & Into The Wild, among many many others."

Some of the later GSE investors could have done with listening to his character Lou Mannheim's advice to Bud Fox in Wall Street:
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