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Geoffrey Holder
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    (August 1, 1930-October 5, 2014)
    Acted in 'Carib Gold (1957),' 'All Night Long (1961),' 'Doctor Dolittle (1967),' 'Krakatoa, East of Java (1969),' 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* - But Were Afraid to Ask (1972),' 'Live and Let Die (1973),' 'Swashbuckler (1976),' 'Annie (1982),' 'All by Myself (1983),' 'Boomerang (1992)' and' 'Goosed (1999)'
    Narrator for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)'
    He has a trademark laugh that can best be described as 'maniacal.'
    He portrayed 'himself' twice on TV (1964 & 83) and twice in the movies (1961 & 83).
    He was the 7-Up TV commercial 'uncola nut' spokesman in the '70s.
    He did TV commercials for the Armory Auto Group (1993) and a Lake Charles, Louisiana casino (1995).
    He was married to the same woman for over 50 years.
    He was an accomplished dancer, wardrobe designer and choreographer.
    He won 2 Tony Awards for his work on the musical 'The Wiz.' One for Best Director of a Musical and the other for Best Costume Designer (1975).
    His rich baritone voice was mesmerizing as he sang two songs from 'The Little Mermaid' at the 62nd Academy Awards show; 'Under the Sea' & 'Kiss the Girl' (1990).
    He had a keen sense of humor and accepted people doing imitations of his laugh and deep voice good-naturedly.
    A documentary was made of his life: 'Geoffrey Holder: The Unknown Side' (2002).

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