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Geoffrey Holder, actor and Tony-award winning director, dies at 84
Geoffrey Holder, actor and Tony-award winning director, dies at 84

Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning stage director, artist and actor, died at a New York City hospital Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 84.  Holder won a pair of Tony Awards for stage direction and costume design for the 1975 musical "The Wiz," and is well-known for his roles in the film version of "Annie" and 7-Up commercials. He was also an established choreographer and painter, receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1957.  "He was a terrific man. A superb artist, who lived a great life," said Charles Mirotznik, Holder's attorney, who confirmed his death.  Mirotznik said Holder, who was a native of Trinidad, is...

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