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Born: February 17, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised by grandparents in South Weymouth, MA
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Attended high school at a military academy
1942:
Made stage debut in "The Man Who Came to Dinner" at the Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, OH
1943:
Served as a private in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1946:
Made radio debut on the "Army Engineer Show" for ABC
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Toured in summer stock
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Stage directing debut, "The Winslow Boy" at Denison University
1953:
TV acting debut, "Hollywood Screen Test"
1954:
Acted on the daytime serial TV drama "The Brighter Day" (CBS)
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Assembled the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!"
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Moved to New York in late 1950s
1959:
Made off-Broadway debut in title role of "Mark Twain Tonight!"
1961:
Broadway debut, "Do You Know the Milky Way?"
1966:
Opened his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" on Broadway
1966:
Made film debut in "The Group"
1966:
Returned to television to play the role of Tom in "CBS Playhouse" adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
1970:
Played the title role of Hays Stowe on NBC drama series "The Bold Ones: Senator"
1974:
Hosted "Theater in America" the PBS drama series featuring performances of theatrical plays
1974:
Played Abraham Lincoln in multi-seasonal miniseries "Sandburg's Lincoln" (NBC)
1985:
Again played Lincoln in the ABC miniseries "North and South" (1985) and "North and South, Book II" (1986)
1986:
Landed recurring role on CBS sitcom "Designing Women," playing the boyfriend of Julia Sugarbaker (Holbrook's wife Dixie Carter); also directed several episodes
1990:
Played Evan Evans on popular CBS sitcom "Evening Shade"
1997:
Played the sheriff in the independent drama "Eye of God"
1999:
Cast as a U.S. Senator in "The Judas Kiss"; aired on Cinemax in lieu of a theatrical release
2000:
Offered effective supporting role as the mentor of an ambitious young political candidate in "Waking the Dead"
2001:
Portrayed Harold Ickes in the CBS miniseries "Haven"
2001:
Starred opposite Rick Stear in David Mamet's stage play "A Life in the Theatre" at the Pasadena Playhouse
2004:
Cast in the action thriller "Shade" with Stuart Townsend and Gabriel Byrne
2007:
Cast in Sean Penn's adaptation of the non-fiction book "Into the Wild," starring Emile Hirsch; earned SAG and Oscar nominations for Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role
2008:
Starred opposite his wife Dixie Carter in "That Evening Sun"
2010:
Landed recurring role as Katey Sagal's character's father on FX's "Sons of Anarchy"
2010:
Appeared in multi-episode arc on NBC drama "The Event"
2011:
Portrayed an Older Jacob Jankowski in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen's novel "Water for Elephants"
2012:
Cast opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"
2012:
Played a schoolteacher going against oil barons in "Promised Land," directed by Gus Van Sant

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