Into The Wild star Hal Holbrook is to become the first recipient of the Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts to boost awareness of the literary icon's work.
The actor, who has starred in two major Twain documentaries and often performs as the author onstage in one-man shows, will be honoured by officials at The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri in November (12), when he performs his Mark Twain Tonight! play in the town.
Holbrook, 87, also stars in new Twain film Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey.