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Louis Gossett Jr.        

Oscar-Winning Actor, Founder of the Eracism Foundation

Louis Gossett Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous other film productions including A Raisin in the Sun, The Landlord, Skin Game, Travels with My Aunt, The Laughing Policeman, The Deep, Jaws 3-D, Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine, the Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher, in an acting career that spans over five decades.

The recipient of every known acting accolade, including multiple Golden Globes, Emmys, and People’s Choice Awards, Lou’s performance has connected him with his fans on a global scale. Organizations such as the NAACP, CARE, and the United States Armed Forces have used his likeness to add validity and integrity to their causes.

Lou has also developed the Eracism Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at creating entertainment that helps bring awareness and education to issues such as racism, ignorance, and societal apathy.

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Louis Gossett Jr. & Human Rights: Oscar-Winning Actor Is Honored

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. has become the first out-of-state resident honored by a Utah human rights group.

Louis Gossett Jr. honored by UT human rights group - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. has become the first out-of-state resident honored by a Utah human ...

Lou Gossett Jr.: After 36 years, 'Roots'' success still a 'miracle ...

When the miniseries "Roots," based on a novel by Alex Haley, first aired in 1977, the series' huge ratings success hinted at the cultural...

Actor Lou Gossett Jr. urges voters to 'make history' by electing Golar ...

First, actor Danny Glover lent his support to candidate John Barros. Now, another Hollywood heavyweight, Louis Gossett Jr., has weighed in on Boston's ...

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