Philip Baker Hall Dies at 90
NEW YORK – Philip Baker Hall, the prolific film and theater actor who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s first and memorable films, has died in search of a long-awaited library book in “Seinfeld.” He was 90 years old.
“My neighbor, friend, and one of the wisest, talented and kindest people I have ever met, Philip Baker Hall, passed away peacefully last night,” Farmer wrote on Twitter on Monday. He was surrounded by his loved ones. The world is empty space.”
Holly Wolfe Hall, the actor’s wife of nearly 40 years, said Monday that Hall passed away on Sunday amidst loved ones in Glendale, California.
She said that Hall was in good health until a few weeks ago, and spent his final days in warm spirits, reflecting on his life.
“His voice at the end was still going strong,” Wolfel Hall said.
Hall grew up “in the slums of the northern tip of Toledo” during the Depression, the representative told the Washington Post in 2017.
His passion for performing originated at the University of Toledo, which led him to pursue acting professionally in the 1970s.
“When I first came here, I was completely naive.
I didn’t know where to start,” Hall told the outlet. “TV made no sense to me. We never had a TV. I never saw myself doing a movie. Ever.
It doesn’t seem feasible or likely.”