8/1/1930 - 10/5/2014
Remembering the life, death and Tonys legacy of Geoffrey Holder
NEW YORK (AP) — Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show "The Wiz" to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died. He was 84.
Holder died Sunday of complications of pneumonia at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York, according to Anna Glass, a producer and family friend.
The 6-foot-6, Trinidad-born Holder won Tonys in...