The Actors Fund will be honoring Tony winner Hal Holbrook during their annual Los Angeles screening of the best of Broadway kudocast. The award, named for five-time Tony champ Julie Harris, will be presented at the end of the evening, following the airing of the Tony Awards. The event at the Skirball Center will be produced and written by Marc Cherry (producer/creator of "Desperate Housewives") and David Rambo (producer/writer of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation").
Holbrook won Best Play Actor in 1966 for "Mark Twain Tonight!" He contended for the first of 12 Emmys for his taped performance of that role the following year. He won Best Drama Actor for "The Bold Ones" in 1971, both Best Movie Actor and Actor of the Year for "Pueblo" in 1974, Best Limited Series Actor for "Lincoln" in 1976 and Best Performance in Informational Programming in 1989 for "Alaska." Most recently, he contended for his first Oscar for his supporting performance in "Into the Wild" in
Previous recipients of the Julie Harris Award include Tommy Tune, Jerry Herman, Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Stockard Channing and Liza Minnelli.
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