Geoffrey Holder Past Away At Age 84



Geoffrey Holder Past At Age 84
BHR Hollywood Reports......Beloved actor and dancer Geoffrey Holder has died at age 84.The cause was complications due to pneumonia, according to Charles M. Mirotznik, his family's attorney.
 
Geoffrey Holder

Holder, who stood an imposing 6-foot-6 and had a deep, mellifluous, Caribbean-lilted voice, was a multitalented performer who easily shifted between painting, theater, film and TV.

 He won two Tony awards in 1975 for the musical "The Wiz," the vibrant all-black re-telling of "The Wizard of Oz."
Holder earned awards for best direction and a Tony for best costume design.

With his regal stature made him an unforgettable presence on screen, as well.

 
Geoffrey In Live And Let Die
Some of his more memorable work appears in 1967's "Doctor Dolittle," 1982's "Annie" and 1973's "Live and Let Die," in which he faced off against Roger Moore's James Bond as the villain Baron Samedi.

In later decades he worked with Eddie Murphy in 1992's "Boomerang," and more recently did voice work in 2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Holder could even make a commercial sing. For TV viewers in the '70s and '80s, the performer was most familiar as the dapper pitchman in 7Up ads, telling viewers to sample the "Un-Cola" in his rich voice.
   
Holder also published a Caribbean cookbook in 1973.

Geoffrey Holder Was Respected By All His Work and Performances,Geoffrey Will Truly Be Missed


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