Geoffrey Holder Dead at 84

Oct 9, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments


The Tony award-winning director behind cult movie ‘The Wiz’ died Sunday due to “complications of pneumonia. He was 84 years old.
Geoffrey Holder’s career spanned spanned more than a half-century in the entertainment industry, with characters ranging from 1982’s Annie as Oliver Warbucks’ employee Punjab to a James Bond villain in 1973’s“Live and Let Die.” He also appeared in Eddie Murphy’s “Boomerang” and was the narrator in the 2005 version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
He also made famous the phrase “crisp and clean and no caffeine” while starring in Coca-Cola’s 7up’s uncola ad campaign. Holder was nominated for a Tony for his work as a costume designer on the musical Timbuktu!
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