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Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

American actor
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was an American actor. He made his stage debut at the age of 17. Shortly thereafter, he successfully auditioned for the Broadway play Take a Giant Step.Wikipedia
BornMay 27, 1936
HometownNew York City, New York (state), United States
Net worth$5 million
Height6'2" (1.89m)
SpouseHattie Glascoe, Cyndi James-Reese, Christina Mangosing
ChildrenSatie Gossett, Sharron Gossett
ParentsLouis Gossett, Sr., Hellen Rebecca Wray
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Videos

Passage: Remembering Louis Gossett Jr.

Jane Pauley looks back at the career of Louis Gossett, Jr., whose acclaimed performances included the TV series "Roots," and the film "An Officer and the Gentleman," for which he became the first African American actor to win a best supporting actor Oscar.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Iron Eagle IV
Iron Eagle IV
PG-13
1h 35min
1996
Travels With My Aunt
Travels With My Aunt
PG
1h 49min
1972
Boiling Pot
Boiling Pot
1h 47min
2014
Amazing Racer
Amazing Racer
PG
1h 32min
1975
Left Behind: World at War
Left Behind: World at War
PG-13
1h 35min
2005
Momentum
Momentum
R
1h 36min
2003
What About Your Friends: Weekend Get-Away
What About Your Friends: Weekend Get-Away
1h 36min
2002
Dr. Lucille
Dr. Lucille
1h 36min
2000
Love Songs
Love Songs
TV-14
1h 41min
1999
Bram Stoker's The Mummy
Bram Stoker's The Mummy
R
1h 36min
1997
To Dance With Olivia
To Dance With Olivia
1h 36min
1997
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
1h 37min
1996
Zooman
Zooman
R
1h 35min
1995
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
1h 36min
1993
Carolina Skeletons
Carolina Skeletons
R
1h 36min
1991
The Punisher
The Punisher
R
1h 32min
1990
Gideon Oliver: The Last Plane From Coramaya
Gideon Oliver: The Last Plane From Coramaya
1h 40min
1989
Roots: The Gift
Roots: The Gift
1h 36min
1988

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2024Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Color Purple (2023 film)Nominated
2020Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or MovieWatchmenNominated
1992Golden GlobeBest Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture MadeThe Josephine Baker StoryWinner
1987Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead ActorA Gathering of Old Men (film)Nominated
1984Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeSadatNominated
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