Hal Holbrook is to be honored by the Actors Fund at the org’s annual Tony-night shindig in Los Angeles.
Holbrook will receive the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement, a kudo that has previously gone to James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Liza Minnelli and Jerry Herman, among others.
Program for the night will be penned and produced by Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives”) and David Rambo (“CSI,” “V”). Fifteenth annual event includes a live telecast of the Gotham Tony ceremony and the presentation of the Harris Award.
Viewing party is a benefit for the Actors Fund, the entertainment industry human services org.
Holbrook’s career includes numerous stints in film (“Water for Elephants,” “All the President’s Men”), in TV (“The Senator,” “Designing Women”) and on stage (“The Apple Tree,” “I Never Sang for My Father”). He first performed his enduring solo outing “Mark Twain Tonight” in 1954, and has appeared in the show on Broadway in three runs, the most recent in 2005.
The Actors Fund’s Tony Party is skedded for June 12 at the Skirball Center.