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Trinidadian actor Geoffrey Holder, who misspelled his name like some kind of plush giraffe, died at the spry age of 84.

Holder was known for playing turban-wearing bodyguard Punjab in the movie “Annie.”  I am sincerely sorry for all of you who remember that awful movie.

Ever wonder what happened to that superstar who played Annie?  Well, Quinn also hosted “Generation Gap,” an interactive sitcom used to teach kids how to resolve conflicts.  So… she’s doin’ just fine.

Before all that, Holder was known as the “Un-Cola” guy:

But he was so much more than a stereotype that hawked sugary beverages.  Holder was a principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York from 1955-56.  He was on broadway.   He won two Tony Awards in 1975 for his direction and costume designs for The Wiz.  …Wait? “The Wiz” won Tonys?  Geeze, can I have one too?

Hm.  I didn't know he was half white.

Hm. I didn’t know he was half white.

He was also in “Boomerang” with Eddie Murphy.  One of the absolute worst pieces of crap ever committed to celluloid.  I found myself wishing that I could watch “Annie” again.

Across the nation, people will see his obituary and say, in unison, “Oh yeah, that guy…”

This hit goes to the Starving Writer.  It brings him up to 150 points!  A mere 40 points behind the leader.  If Nathaniel were a taller man, he’d be within reach of the leader.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 160 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20, Don Zimmer – 20, Chuck Noll – 20, Don Pardo – 10, Frank Torre – 20)

Starving Writer: – 150 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60, Richard Kiel – 30, Geoffrey Holder – 6’ 6” – 20)

“Imaginary” Steve (aka: The Arch-Bishop): 150 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20, Marco (Polo!) Cé – 20, Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy – 10, Cardinal Bernard Agre – 20, Cardinal Francesco Marchisano – 20, Cardinal Edmund Szoka – 20)

Joanne: 110 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20, Casey Kasem – 20, Eli Wallach – 10, Richard Attenborough – 10)

Gianna: 90 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0, Dick Smith – 10)

SPMI: 90 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10, Dave “Sick-motehrfucker” Herman – 30, Terry Richards – 20)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House): – 80 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 10, Gary Becker – 20, Martin Perl – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 80 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10, Dick Ayers – 10, Robin Williams – 40)

The Girl on Fire: 70 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20, James Brady – 30)

Babysitter: 70 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10, Ann B. Davis! – 20, Stephanie Kwolek – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 60 (Jeremiah Denton – 20, Ruby Dee – 10, Quail Dobbs – 30)

Dick in Town: 50 (Hiroo Onoda – 10, Dick “Dickie” Jones – 20, Elaine Stritch – 20)

Team Sushi: – 55 (Bob Hoskins – 30, Maya Angelou – 20, S. Truett Cathy – 5)

Carol’s 1%: 25 (Harold Simmons – 20, S. Truett Cathy – 5)

Erika: 20 (Joan Rivers – 20)

Nikki: 20 (Lauren Bacall – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

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