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Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

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This was one talented man.  I'll never forget his performance in "An Officer and a Gentleman".  RIP.

 

FILE - Louis Gossett Jr. poses for a portrait in New York to promote the release of "Roots: The Complete Original Series" on Bu-ray on May 11, 2016. Gossett Jr., the first Black man to win a supporting actor Oscar and an Emmy winner for his role in the seminal TV miniseries “Roots,” has died. He was 87. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

 

Louis Gossett Jr., An Officer And A Gentleman Star, Dead At 87

 

Louis Gossett Jr., Oscar-Winning Actor From ‘An Officer And A Gentleman ...

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Re: Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

I remember him in a potential series about "Postal Inspectors".

And there was no one left to speak out for me....
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Re: Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

I loved him 😔
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Re: Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

He was in at least 39 movies, according to my google search. 

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Re: Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

Sad news. He was such a great actor! 

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What an illustrious career he had, crowned by Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "An Officer and a Gentleman",  among many other awards.

 

He was part of the terrific cast of Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play "A Raisin in the Sun",  both on Broadway and the film version, along with two other greats, the radiant young Ruby Dee, and Sidney Poitier.

 

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 RIP.

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Re: Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

I'm sorry to read this. RIP

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Re: Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

I sure hate to hear this news.  I always loved him in any movie he was in.  Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.💝🌸

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Re: Louis Gossett Jr passed away at 87

Hollywood has indeed lost a treasure!💖💝 He gave a POWERFUL performance as Fiddler with such a beautiful spirit in Roots! His portrayal of SGT. FOLEY was riveting in An Officer and a Gentleman, and he RIGHTLY deserved the Oscar for best supporting actor he received in that role! ❤ I just cannot think of that movie and not think of his esteemed accomplishment !💝💝 I am sending heartfelt prayers of solace to all who knew and loved him.🙏🙏 He will be missed.❤

 

May his beloved soul rest in peace💝💝

 

 

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Such a fine actor, RIP Louis Gossett Jr.