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Geoffrey Holder

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Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Trinidad And Tobago
Death Date
Oct 5, 2014 (84)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1930
Birthplace
Trinidad And Tobago
Death Date
Oct 5, 2014 (84)

About

Actor and choreographer who narrated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and designed the set for the musical Timbuktu! in 1978. He also played Willie Shakespeare in Doctor Dolittle and portrayed The Socerer in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask.

Before Fame

He debuted in All Night Long, which was a modern update of Shakespeare's Othello.

Trivia

He won a Tony Award in 1957 for the direction and costume design of The Wiz.

Family Life

He married dancer Carmen De Lavallade in 1955 after meeting her on the set of Hose of Flowers.

Associated With

He was the narrator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp.