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Louis Gossett Jr.

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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)

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Variety, 2020-06-11 22:04:25
“Watchmen” stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau and Jovan Adepo join creatives Damon Lindelof, Nicole Kassell and Stephen Williams will participate in an exclusive Q&A interview moderated by Variety’s Adam B. Vary. The conversation will include clips from ...

Leonardo DiCaprio surprises Jamie Foxx at the 2020 American Black Film Festival Honors
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-24 14:49:35
Cynthia Erivo, Jamie Foxx, Louis Gossett Jr., Lena Waithe and HBO's 'The Wire' cast were honored at the 2020 American Black Film Festival Honors on Sunday.

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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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