R.I.P. Geoffrey Holder
Geoffrey Richard Holder (born 1 August 1930) is a Trinidadian actor, choreographer, director, dancer, painter, costume designer, singer and voice-over artist.
Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Holder is of African descent. He is known for his height (6’ 6”), “hearty laugh” and heavily accented bass voice.One of four children, Holder attended Tranquillity School and then secondary school at Queen’s Royal College in Port-of-Spain. At the age of seven, he began dancing in the company of his brother, Boscoe Holder.Holder is a Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer.
In 1955, Holder married dancer Carmen De Lavallade. The two have a son Leo Holder.