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  1. 3 mar 2023 · History was made in Best Supporting Actor, with Louis Gossett, Jr. becoming the first African-American to win in that category, for his portrayal of strict Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in “An ...

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    Gos­sett was born in Coney Is­land, Brook­lyn, New York City, to Hellen Re­becca (née Wray), a nurse, and Louis Gos­sett Sr., a porter. He is an alum­nus of Mark Twain In­ter­me­di­ate School 239 and Abra­ham Lin­coln High School. His stage debut came at the age of 17, in a school pro­duc­tion of You Can't Take It with Youwhen a sports in­jury re­s...

    1953 to 1977: music career and early roles to breakthrough

    In 1953, Gos­sett acted in the Broad­way play Take a Giant Step. He re­placed Bill Gunn as Spencer Scott. The play was se­lected by The New York Times drama crit­ics as one of the 10 best shows of the year. He was 17, and still a stu­dent at Abra­ham Lin­coln High School, with no for­mal drama training.[citation needed] 1955, Gos­sett acted in the Broad­way play The Desk Set. In 1959, con­tin­u­ing his Broad­way the­atre ca­reer, Gos­sett played the role of George Murchi­son in A Raisin in th...

    1978 to 1997: subsequent success

    On March 2, 1978, the tele­vi­sion spe­cial The Sen­try Col­lec­tion Pre­sents Ben Vereen: His Roots pre­miered. Actor Ben Vereen show­cases key el­e­ments of his life through dance and music. Gos­sett was among the guest stars. At the Emmy Awards, Gos­sett was nom­i­nated for "Out­stand­ing con­tin­u­ing or sin­gle per­for­mance by a sup­port­ing actor in va­ri­ety or music". On April 10, the two part tele­vi­sion pro­gram To Kill a Cop pre­miered. In it Gos­sett is paired with Joe Don Baker...

    1998 to present day: following roles and current works

    In 1998, Gos­sett acted Bram Stoker's Leg­end of the Mummy. In 2004, Gos­sett voiced the Vor­ti­gaunts in the video game Half-Life 2.[citation needed] In the 2005 film Left Be­hind: World at War, he played the role of the U.S. Pres­i­dent. That year on tele­vi­sion, he played Free Jaffa Leader Gerak in sev­eral episodes of Sea­son 9 of the sci-fi tele­vi­sion se­ries Star­gate SG-1. In 2007, he acted in Tyler Perry's Daddy's Lit­tle Girls. That year, he pro­vided the voice of Lu­cius Fox in T...

    Gos­sett has been mar­ried three times and fa­thered one son and adopted one son. His first mar­riage was to Hat­tie Glas­coe; it was an­nulled. His sec­ond, to Christina Man­gos­ing, took place on Au­gust 21, 1973. Their son Satie was born in 1974. Gos­sett and Man­gos­ing di­vorced in 1975. His third mar­riage, to Star Searchcham­pion Cyndi James...

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  2. 2 mar 2023 · DENMARK -- Voorhees College will host Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. as the guest speaker for the institution’s Lyceum Series Program at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the

  3. 10 mar 2023 · Louis Gossett Jr who played the role of the drill sergeant in the film “An officer and a Gentleman” won Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards for his portrayal.

  4. Louis Gossett Jr. as Don "Big Don" Ralph Macchio as Dick Ritchie Dan Hedaya as Lee Donowitz Darlene Conley as Mary Louise Ravencroft John Goodman as Virgil Tuesday Weld as Lucy Henry Silva as Lenny Ken Foree as Marty Jeff Daniels as Detective Nicky Dimes James Russo as Detective Cody Nicholson Director: Ridley Scott 2003:

  5. 10 mar 2023 · As The Telegraph reported, their co-star Louis Gossett Jr. wrote in a book that Winger didn't think much of Gere's acting ability, with Gossett claiming that she once described Gere as "a brick wall."