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    Louis Gossett Jr. (1936-2024)

    Variety: Louis Gossett Jr., ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ Oscar Winner, Dies at 87

    Louis Gossett Jr., who won a supporting actor Oscar for playing the hard-as-nails drill instructor in 1982’s “An Officer and a Gentleman” a few years after winning an Emmy for his role as the cunning Fiddler in “Roots,” died early Friday morning. He was 87.
    Later in his career, Gossett continued taking roles across television and film. He had a seven-episode arc in the acclaimed HBO miniseries “Watchmen” and had a leading role in the 2020 religious drama “The Reason.” He also appeared in the 2023 remake of “The Color Purple.”


    He sounded pretty casual in his Academy Award acceptance speech. He was the first African-American winner in the Supporting Actor category, and only the 5th African-American to win in any category, after Hattie McDaniel (Supporting Actress 1939), James Baskett (Special Award 1947), Sidney Poitier (Leading Actor 1963), Isaac Hayes (Original Song 1972).

    SAG-AFTRA did a 1 hour career retrospective/interview with him in 2015.

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    Honey Roy Palmer in Diggstown. Guilty pleasure , loved that movie with James Woods.

  3. #3
    I enjoyed him in Enemy Mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by accfanfrom1970 View Post
    Honey Roy Palmer in Diggstown. Guilty pleasure , loved that movie with James Woods.
    IMO, this was his best role. Canít get enough Diggstown.

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