Geoffrey Holder


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Birth Name: Geoffrey Holder
Born: 08/01/1930

Geoffrey Richard Holder was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. One of four children in a middle-class family with artistic leanings, he was heavily influenced by his brother, Boscoe Holder, who trained him in painting and dance. Gifted in both fields, his early paintings were showcased at the Public Library in Trinidad for years. Holder made his performing debut at the age of seven with his brother's dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, and eventually took over direction of the company when Boscoe relocated to London. In 1952, American choreographer Agnes de Mille - daughter of pioneering filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille - saw Holder perform with his troupe on the island of St. Thoma... Continue Bio >>

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