Arts Enthusiast Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
The entertainment and cultural arts world has lost another gem.
Geoffrey Holder, dancer, choreographer, designer, actor, composer and painter died on Sunday in Manhatten due to complications of pneumonia, a spokesman for the family told The New York Times.
The West Indian native was 84.
A multi-faceted talent, Holder won a Tony Award in 1975 for the direction and costume design on the musical, The Wiz. Flourishing in the arts, he also danced at the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway and directed a dance troupe from Trinidad and Tobago.
Holder led an “absolutely maaaarvelous” life as an entertainment and true visionary.
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(Photo Credit: geoffreyandcarmen.dusablemuseum.org)