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Louis Gossett Jr.

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Biography

Gossett in February 2008

Source: Wikipedia

Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his Emmy Award-winning role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous film productions including A Raisin In The Sun, Skin Game, Travels with My Aunt, The Laughing Policeman, The Deep, Jaws 3-D, Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine, the Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher, in an acting career that spans over five decades.

Fact file

  • Born: Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. May 27, 1936 (age 79) Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1957–present
  • Spouse(s): Hattie Glascoe (1967–1968; annulled) Christina Mangosing (1973–1975) Cyndi James-Reese (1987–1992)
  • Children: 2 (2 adopted)

Read more about Louis Gossett Jr. at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2018-06-26 19:47:43
Jeremy Irons has been cast in a lead role in Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” pilot at HBO, Variety has confirmed. Irons joins previously announced cast members Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. And as with those already cast, the exact details of ...

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Variety, 2018-05-23 19:15:16
Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” pilot at HBO has set a number of actors in key roles, Variety has learned. Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard will all appear in the series, with King in the lead role. King previously appeared on “The ...

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