Geoffrey Holder, director and actor, dies at 84

October 6, 2014 6:56 PM

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Geoffrey Holder, director and actor, dies at 84

In this March 10, 2005 file photo, Geoffrey Holder poses at the French Institute Alliance Francaise' "La Nuit des Etoiles" dinner in New York, honoring French actress Catherine Deneuve. (AP)

Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show "The Wiz" to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died. He was 84.

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