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HENRY HOLDEN

1948 - 2016

Actor, Playwright, Motivational Speaker, Disability Activist.

ACUITY ARTISTS regrets to announce the departing of our cherished client and long time inspirational friend, Henry Holden.  Henry appeared in over a dozen films and television episodes. He was an extremely versatile actor, playing roles from lawyers and judges to bad asses and psychiatrists. He also appeared as a clown, opposite Fergie when she was a child on "Kids Incorporated". Walking with a leg brace and the use of forearm crutches, due to polio at age four, didn't prevent Henry from appearing at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden or bowling a 197 in league competition or learning how to fly a plane and glider or even becoming a certified scuba diver.! Let's not forget getting a bronze medal for skiing a slalom course in New Hampshire and finishing the Los Angeles Marathon and playing wheelchair basketball at local arenas. Henry's career  evolved to say the least. When he could not get acting roles at the start of his career he became a standup comic, who makes fun of standing up. Soon Henry became an international speaker. In 2007 he was picked by the Napoleon Hill organization to become one of their speakers on their tour in Malaysia.  Henry wrote the short play, 'The Hitman', which was produced in Los Angeles and was so popular that it added a second run. Now "The Hitman" has been adapted to the screen. Henry had an extensive article featured in the New York Times, which is certainly worth reading. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/jobs/an-actor-and-comedian-aiming-to-dispel-stereotypes.html  

You are missed, Hollywood seems less bright without you.

- From all at ACUITY ARTISTS