Who is Philip Baker Hall's wife? 'Seinfeld' and 'Boogie Nights' actor dies at 90

For an actor who did not start acting until 30, Philip Baker Hall did manage to achieve a lot in his working years as he appeared on many shows


                            Who is Philip Baker Hall's wife? 'Seinfeld' and 'Boogie Nights' actor dies at 90
Philip Baker Hall with wife Holly Walfle Hall (Photo: Kevin Winter/Michael Loccisano Tribeca Film Festival/Getty Images)
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Actor Philip Baker Hall dies at the age of 90 on Sunday, June 12. The news was brought forward by her wife Holly Walfle Hall on Monday, June 13. She explained that Baker was surrounded by his loved one when he passed away in the Glendale suburb of Southern California. She explained that Baker was fine weeks prior to his demise and that he spent his last few days reflecting on his life in a good warm spirit.

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Philip Baker, a renowned actor who's known for both, theatre and films was particularly known for his role in 'Seinfeld' as the man who hunted down a long-overdue book. Holly, his wife of 40 years, could not tell the cause of his death. However, unconfirmed sources on Wikipedia claim that he died from emphysema. She told AP, "His voice at the end was still just as powerful." The actor was known for 'Seinfeld' and for also playing Mr. Kleezak, a grouchy old man who becomes Luke's best friend, on 'Modern Family.' Surprisingly, Baker did not start acting until he was 30 years old!

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Who was Philip Baker Hall's wife?

Baker married Holly Walfle Hall in 1988 and remained with her until his death. They had two daughters together, Adella and Anna. It's rumored that the couple first started dating in the 1970s. Not much is known about Holly as she always kept it low-key. It's said that she's American and the entire family lived in Los Angeles before Baker's demise where he moved to in 1975 from his hometown in Toledo, Ohio. 

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Actor Philip Baker Hall (right) and wife Holly Hall attend the after party for "Wonderful World" during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at 675 Bar on April 27, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

The couple was strong and stayed with each for 34 years. Before Holly, Baker was married first married to Mary-Ella Holst and had two children, Patricia and Darcy. The years were 1955 to 1966. He then married Dianne Lewis in 1973 and divorced her in 1976. It wasn't until 1988 that he found his permanent partner, one he'd spend the rest of his life with. 

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Philip Baker Hall's career

For an actor who did not start acting until 30, he did manage to achieve a lot in his working years. One of the most notable roles is playing Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's 'Secret Honor' (1984), making him one of the fewest actors to carry an entire film solo. However, it all changed in 1996 when he appeared in 'Hard Eight' playing the role of a veteran gambler called Sydney. He was also spot-on 'Seinfeld' and was called back for the finale. Other feats include appearing in productions like 'The Truman Show', 'Zodiac', 'The Talented Mr. Ripley', 'Rush Hour, and more. 

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Actor Philip Baker Hall attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Jack And Jill" at the Regency Village Theatre on November 6, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

The news was not taken well by the Internet as he was a highly decorated actor. His neighbor and long-time friend Sam Farmer tweeted, "My neighbor, friend, and one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I’ve ever met, Philip Baker Hall, died peacefully last night. He was surrounded by loved ones. The world has an empty space in it." Bill Simmons took to his Twitter and said, "RIP Philip Baker Hall what a career. The Floyd/Jack scene in Boogie Nights and the Sidney/Serrano stuff in Midnight Run are my personal favs but there was so much more. He always stood out. Man I liked that guy. Absolutely beloved on the @TheRewatchables" 

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