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His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as [[BorrowinSamedi Baron Samedi]]), ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and [[HeAlsoDid also served]] as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in TheSeventies and TheEighties.

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His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as [[BorrowinSamedi Baron Samedi]]), ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and [[HeAlsoDid also served]] as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in TheSeventies and TheEighties. By TheNineties, he had landed the role of Ray the Sun on ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''.


His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and [[HeAlsoDid also served]] as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in TheSeventies and TheEighties.

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His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as [[BorrowinSamedi Baron Samedi), Samedi]]), ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and [[HeAlsoDid also served]] as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in TheSeventies and TheEighties.


His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''[[Film/Boomerang1992 Boomerang]]''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in the 70s and 80s.

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His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'' and ''[[Film/Boomerang1992 Boomerang]]''. ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and [[HeAlsoDid also served served]] as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in the 70s TheSeventies and 80s.TheEighties.


Geoffrey Lamont Holder (August 1, 1930- October 5, 2014) was a multi-talented artist who over his decades-long career worked as an actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, costume designer and painter.

Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''[[Film/Boomerang1992 Boomerang]]''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in the 70s and 80s.

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Geoffrey Lamont Holder (August 1, 1930- October 5, 2014) was a multi-talented Trinidadian-American artist who over his decades-long career worked as an actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, costume designer and painter.

Born in Trinidad, Port of Spain, UsefulNotes/TrinidadAndTobago, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''.

His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''[[Film/Boomerang1992 Boomerang]]''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in the 70s and 80s.


Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''[[Film/Boomerang1992 Boomerang]]''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up in the 70s and 80s.

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Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''[[Film/Boomerang1992 Boomerang]]''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up ads (those about "cola nuts") in the 70s and 80s.80s.
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Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up in the 70s and 80s.

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Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang}}''.''[[Film/Boomerang1992 Boomerang]]''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up in the 70s and 80s.


Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Doctor Dolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up in the 70s and 80s.

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Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Doctor Dolittle'', ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up in the 70s and 80s.

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Geoffrey Lamont Holder (August 1, 1930- October 5, 2014) was a multi-talented artist who over his decades-long career worked as an actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, costume designer and painter.

Born in Trinidad, he emigrated to New York in the early 1950s where he made his Broadway debut in the musical ''House of Flowers''. In 1975, he won Tony Awards for direction and costume design for ''Theatre/TheWiz''. His acting career included roles in ''Doctor Dolittle'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' (as Baron Samedi), ''[[Film/Annie1982 Annie]]'' and ''Film/{{Boomerang}}''. He narrated ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' and also served as the pitchman for 7 Up in the 70s and 80s.

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