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. 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. 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...Louis Gossett Jr. at IMDbLouis Gossett Jr. at the Internet Broadway DatabaseLouis Gossett Jr. at the Internet Off-Broadway DatabaseLouis Gossett Jr. at AllMovie
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
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.
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:
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."