Geoffrey Holder, the Tony-winning director and costume designer from Trinidad who brought an exuberant style to his work in dance, theater, movies and even a series of soft drink commercials, died of complications of pneumonia Sunday at a New York hospital. He was 84.
His death was confirmed by his attorney, Charles Mirotznik.
Holder was a multitasking cultural wonder, who danced on Broadway and for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, choreographed signature pieces for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem, and exhibited his paintings and sculptures in museums, including Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art.
In 1975 he won Tony awards for direction...