Critically claimed actor and dancer, Geoffrey Holder, died at 84 from Pneumonia on Sunday.
A resident at the Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, New Jersey., Holder’s staggering 6’6″ frame was seen on television in various commercials and films such as ‘Doctor Dolittle’ and the musical adaptation of ‘Annie’.
The larger than life personality won two Tonys for his directing and costuming Broadway’s The Wiz.
Holder came to New York in 1953 with his own folk dance company and eventually danced on Broadway in the Harold Arlen-Truman Capote musical House of Flowers.
He served as a principal dancer of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and remained active in the world of dance, choreographing pieces for the Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey.
Geoffrey is survived by one son, Leo.
Watch Geoffrey give advice to young people above!
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