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Geoffrey Holder (1930–2014)


Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined when he was seven years old. Geoffrey assumed ... See full bio »

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Known For

Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die Baron Samedi
(1973)
Annie
Annie Punjab
(1982)
Boomerang
Boomerang Nelson
(1992)

Filmography

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 2008 Butterfield (Short)
Mr. Emory
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Video Game)
The Narrator (voice)
 2002-2003 Cyberchase (TV Series)
Master Pi
- Double Trouble (2003) ... Master Pi (voice)
 1998 Hasards ou coïncidences
Owner of Soutine's Bar
 1995 Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (Video Game)
Jean St. Mouchoir (voice)
 1992 Boomerang
Nelson
 1987 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
Johnson
 1982 Annie
Punjab
 1980 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Jupiter
- The Gold Bug (1980) ... Jupiter
 1976 Swashbuckler
Cudjo
 1975 The Noah
Friday
 1973 The Man Without a Country (TV Movie)
Slave on ship
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Paul Trion
- Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers (1970) ... Paul Trion
 1968 Krakatoa: East of Java
Sailor
 1967-1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Mayko / Zwengi
- A Gun for Jai (1968) ... Mayko
- The Pride of the Lioness (1967) ... Zwengi
 1967 Doctor Dolittle
William Shakespeare X
 1967 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Lion
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Dancer (uncredited)
 1957 Carib Gold
Voodoo Dancer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Lucky") in "Waiting for Godot" on Broadway. Written by Samuel Beckett. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Trivia:

Upon winning the best-director Tony Award in 1975, he said in his acceptance speech, "Just try making that out of a cola nut!" This was a reference to his television commercial for 7-Up, which ended with the same words. See more »

Trademark:

Bald head & a deep laugh See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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