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Lou Gossett, Jr.

Lou Gossett, Jr.AKA Louis Gossett, Jr.

Born: 27-May-1936
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Drill Sgt. in An Officer and a Gentleman

Gossett was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1958, but by that time he was already acting and he decided to continue with that instead of basketball. In 1985, Gossett saw a six-year-old homeless boy on Good Morning America; that day, he began the process of tracking him down, and later adopted the boy. Sharron was later accepted to Kent State University.

An ugly dispute arose in 1982 when ex-wife Mangosing charged that Gossett's current girlfriend, Honey Rufner, gave cocaine to their son Satie. After a police raid, cocaine was found in the residence but charges were dropped and the boy returned to his father. [UPI, 29-Apr-1982.]

Father: (Brooklyn Union Gas Co. employee)
Wife: Hattie Glascoe (div.)
Wife: Christina Mangosing (actresss, div. 1975, one son)
Son: Satie (b. 1975)
Girlfriend: Honey Rufner (charged with cocaine possession, with Gossett, 1982)
Wife: Cyndi James-Reese (m. 1987, div. 1992)
Son: Sharron Anthony (b. 1979, adopted)

    Obama for America
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 1983 for An Officer and a Gentleman
    Golden Globe 1983 for An Officer and a Gentleman
    Golden Globe 1992 for The Josephine Baker Story
    Emmy 1977 for Roots (playing Fiddler)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7030 Hollywood Blvd.
    Drug Possession: Cocaine Charged 6-Apr-1982, House raided March 1982, 0.098 grams cocaine found
    Wedding: David Gest and Liza Minnelli (2002)
    Visited Disneyland Candlelight Procession (Dec-2003)
    Risk Factors: Cocaine, Prostate Cancer

    TELEVISION
    Stargate SG-1 Gerak (2005-06)
    The Powers of Matthew Star Walt Shephard (1982-83)
    The Young Rebels Isak Poole (1970-71)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Smitty (10-Apr-2012)
    The Lamp (2011)
    The Grace Card (23-Sep-2010)
    Why Did I Get Married Too? (2-Apr-2010) · Porter
    The Perfect Game (21-Mar-2009)
    The Least Among You (12-Jan-2009)
    Delgo (17-Apr-2008) · King Zahn [VOICE]
    Cover (Oct-2007)
    Daddy's Little Girls (12-Feb-2007)
    Solar Attack (25-May-2006) · President Ryan Gordon
    All In (14-Mar-2006)
    Left Behind: World at War (20-Oct-2005)
    Lackawanna Blues (26-Jan-2005)
    Momentum (16-May-2003) · Raymond Addison
    Jasper, Texas (11-Apr-2003)
    Deceived (26-Mar-2002)
    The Highwayman (28-Apr-2000) · Phil Bishop
    The Color of Love: Jacey's Story (19-Mar-2000)
    The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (12-Mar-2000) · Frank
    Y2K (15-Sep-1999)
    The Inspectors (20-Sep-1998) · Frank Hughes
    In His Father's Shoes (15-Jun-1997) · Frank and Richard
    Legend of the Mummy (1997)
    Inside (25-Aug-1996) · Questioner
    Iron Eagle IV (13-Nov-1995) · Chappy Sinclair
    Zooman (19-Mar-1995)
    High Lonesome (1-Jan-1995)
    Curse of the Starving Class (13-Sep-1994) · Ellis
    A Good Man in Africa (14-Jul-1994) · Adekunle
    Monolith (2-Dec-1993)
    Return to Lonesome Dove (14-Nov-1993)
    On the Streets of LA (19-Apr-1993)
    Flashfire (1993)
    Diggstown (14-Aug-1992) · "Honey" Roy Palmer
    Aces: Iron Eagle III (9-Jan-1992) · Chappy
    Keeper of the City (20-Dec-1991)
    Carolina Skeletons (30-Sep-1991)
    Toy Soldiers (26-Apr-1991)
    The Josephine Baker Story (16-Mar-1991)
    Cover-Up (7-Mar-1991)
    El Diablo (22-Jul-1990)
    The Punisher (5-Oct-1989)
    Iron Eagle II (11-Nov-1988)
    The Principal (18-Sep-1987)
    A Gathering of Old Men (10-May-1987)
    Firewalker (Nov-1986)
    Iron Eagle (17-Jan-1986)
    Enemy Mine (12-Dec-1985) · Drac
    The Guardian (20-Oct-1984)
    Finders Keepers (18-May-1984)
    Sadat (31-Oct-1983)
    Jaws 3-D (22-Jul-1983) · Calvin Bouchard
    An Officer and a Gentleman (28-Jul-1982) · Sgt. Emil Foley
    Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige (31-May-1981)
    Backstairs at the White House (29-Jan-1979)
    The Choirboys (23-Dec-1977) · Calvin Motts
    The Deep (17-Jun-1977) · Henri Cloche
    Roots (23-Jan-1977)
    J.D.'s Revenge (25-Aug-1976)
    The River Niger (14-Apr-1976)
    The White Dawn (21-Jul-1974)
    It's Good to Be Alive (22-Feb-1974)
    The Laughing Policeman (20-Dec-1973)
    Travels with My Aunt (17-Dec-1972) · Wordsworth
    Skin Game (30-Sep-1971) · Jason
    The Landlord (20-May-1970) · Copee
    Leo the Last (11-May-1970)
    A Raisin in the Sun (29-May-1961) · George Murchison

Author of books:
An Actor and a Gentleman (2010, memoir)


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