- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - Actor Hal Holbrook is bringing his popular portrayal of Mark Twain back to the upstate New York city where the writer is buried.

The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports (https://stargaz.tt/ZL9Iuh ) that the 89-year-old Emmy- and Tony-award winning actor will perform “Mark Twain Tonight” on Oct. 19 at the Clemens Center in downtown Elmira.

This year marks the 60th consecutive year Holbrook has staged his one-man re-enactment of Twain’s famous speaking engagements from the turn of the 20th Century.

Twain wrote many of his most famous works in Elmira, home to the family of his wife, Olivia. He’s buried in Elmira’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

Holbrook has portrayed Twain several times in Elmira, including in 1976, 1980, 2004 and 2010.

In an April interview with The Associated Press, Holbrook says he has no plans to “retire” his Twain act.

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