Geoffrey Holder

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Geoffrey Lamont Holder (August 1, 1930 – October 5, 2014) was a Trinidadian-American actor, voice actor, dancer, choreographer, singer, director and painter.wikipedia
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A multifaceted performer and creator, he is best remembered by audiences for his performance as the villainous Baron Samedi in the 1973 Bond-movie Live and Let Die and as the pitchman for 7 Up.

Boscoe Holder

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He made his performance debut at the age of seven in his brother Boscoe Holder's dance company.
Boscoe's younger brother, actor Geoffrey Holder – perhaps best known for his role as the villain Baron Samedi in the 1973 James Bond-film Live and Let Die – joined Boscoe's dance company at the age of seven.

Live and Let Die (film)

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A multifaceted performer and creator, he is best remembered by audiences for his performance as the villainous Baron Samedi in the 1973 Bond-movie Live and Let Die and as the pitchman for 7 Up.
The script supervisor was so afraid that she refused to be on set with them, an actor fainted while filming a scene where he is killed by a snake, Jane Seymour became terrified as a reptile got closer, and Geoffrey Holder only agreed to fall into the snake-filled casket because Princess Alexandra was visiting the set.

The Wiz

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In 1975, Holder won two Tony Awards for direction and costume design of The Wiz, the all-black musical version of The Wizard of Oz.
He replaced the original director, Gilbert Moses, with Geoffrey Holder in Detroit during out-of-town tryouts.

Alvin Ailey

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He left the ballet to make his Broadway debut in the Harold Arlen and Truman Capote musical House of Flowers. While working on House of Flowers, Holder met Alvin Ailey, with whom he later worked extensively, and Carmen de Lavallade, his future wife.
Ailey and De Lavallade met Geoffrey Holder, who performed alongside them in the chorus, during the production.

Carmen de Lavallade

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He left the ballet to make his Broadway debut in the Harold Arlen and Truman Capote musical House of Flowers. While working on House of Flowers, Holder met Alvin Ailey, with whom he later worked extensively, and Carmen de Lavallade, his future wife.
In 1955, she married dancer/actor Geoffrey Holder, whom she had met while working on House of Flowers.

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design

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He won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design.

Queen's Royal College

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He was educated at Tranquility School and Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain.

Annie (1982 film)

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In the 1982 film Annie, Holder played the role of Punjab.
Directed by John Huston and written by Carol Sobieski, the film stars Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann and Aileen Quinn as the title character.

House of Flowers (musical)

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He left the ballet to make his Broadway debut in the Harold Arlen and Truman Capote musical House of Flowers. While working on House of Flowers, Holder met Alvin Ailey, with whom he later worked extensively, and Carmen de Lavallade, his future wife.
The cast included Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Juanita Hall, Ray Walston, Carmen de Lavallade, Alvin Ailey and Geoffrey Holder (who also provided a section of choreography).

Bear in the Big Blue House

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He was also the voice of Ray in Bear in the Big Blue House and provided narration for Tim Burton's version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Trinidad and Tobago

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Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Holder was one of four children to parents of Bajan and Trinidadian descent.
Geoffrey Holder (brother of Boscoe Holder) and Heather Headley are two Trinidad-born artists who have won Tony Awards for theatre.

7 Up

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A multifaceted performer and creator, he is best remembered by audiences for his performance as the villainous Baron Samedi in the 1973 Bond-movie Live and Let Die and as the pitchman for 7 Up.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Geoffrey Holder appeared in television ads as part of 7 Up's "Uncola" ad campaign, designed to highlight differences between 7 Up and other soft drinks on the market with cola flavoring.

Christian Holder

His nephew was Christian Holder (Boscoe's son), who has also won acclaim as a dancer, choreographer, and entertainer.
(His maternal grandmother was the actress and radio personality Kathleen Davis – known as "Aunty Kay" – and his uncle was the actor Geoffrey Holder.) The Holders moved to London when their son was an infant.

All Night Long (1962 film)

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Holder began his movie career in the 1962 British film All Night Long, a modern remake of Shakespeare's Othello.

Carib Gold

It is most notable for its largely African-American cast headlined by Ethel Waters, featuring the first known film roles for both Geoffrey Holder and Cicely Tyson.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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He was also the voice of Ray in Bear in the Big Blue House and provided narration for Tim Burton's version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Doctor Dolittle (1967 film)

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Their leader is William Shakespeare the Tenth (Geoffrey Holder); his name reflects the tribe's tradition of naming children after favorite authors.

Timbuktu!

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It was directed, choreographed and costume designed by Geoffrey Holder, with sets designed by Tony Straiges.

KYOT

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*KYOT-FM in Phoenix, Arizona, 1994–2011 – Voiceover
On March 14, 1994, at 6:30 PM, the format was changed to a successful smooth jazz format, but retaining its branding as "The Coyote", with actor Geoffrey Holder providing the station's voice-over during its tenure.

The Noah

To cope with his loneliness, he creates an imaginary companion, then a companion for his companion (played by off-screen voice performances by Geoffrey Holder and Sally Kirkland) and finally an entire civilization - a world of illusion in which there is no reality but Noah, and no rules but those of the extinct world of his memory.

Aladdin (1958 film)

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Columbia Records issued both monophonic and stereophonic LP's of the songs with members of the original TV cast, which included Cyril Ritchard, Dennis King, Basil Rathbone, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Geoffrey Holder (as the Genie), Sal Mineo (as Aladdin,) and Una Merkel (as Aladdin's mother).

Boomerang (1992 film)

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He was in the 1992 film Boomerang with Eddie Murphy.