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Geoffrey Holder

Holder at the Big Apple Con, November 15, 2008.
Born Geoffrey Richard Holder
(1930-08-20)August 20, 1930
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died October 5, 2014(2014-10-05) (aged 84)
New York, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Pneumonia
Alma mater Queen’s Royal College
Occupation Actor, choreographer, director, costume designer, dancer, painter, vocalist
Years active 1957–2014
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Spouse(s) Carmen de Lavallade (m. 1955–2014; his death)
Family Boscoe Holder (brother)
Awards Outstanding Costume Design
1975 The Wiz
Best Direction of a Musical
1975 The Wiz
Best Costume Design
1975 The Wiz

Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him.
Geoffrey Holder
We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.
Geoffrey Holder
I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day.