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Encyclopedia > Louis Gossett Jr

Louis Gossett Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


He was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn in 1936 and attended Abraham Lincoln High School where he was class president and an academic as well as athletic achiever. A sports injury left him with no choice but to take an acting class, and at 16 he made his stage debut in the school's production of You Can't Take It With You. Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Lincoln High School or Abraham Lincoln High School may refer to: Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles, California) Abraham Lincoln High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco, California) Abraham Lincoln High School (San Jose, California) Lincoln High School (Portland, Oregon) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... You Cant Take it With You was an important example of the category of end-of-depression heart warming movies made by Frank Capra in the 1930s. ...


After school, he attended New York University, where he became a star basketball player and was chosen to play for the New York Knicks. However, his true vocation was acting and he took a big step into the world of cinema in the Sidney Poitier vehicle A Raisin in the Sun. New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... This article is about a professional basketball team. ... Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier, KBE (born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor. ... Lorraine Hansberrys 1959 A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. ...


Since then he has gone on to star in numerous film productions such as The Deep, Jaws 3-D (as Sea World manager Calvin Bouchard), Enemy Mine, Iron Eagle, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher to name but a few and TV. He is also the voice of the Vortigaunts in Half-Life 2. His role in Enemy Mine resulted in a first: he became the first actor (as opposed to "actress") to be shown giving birth on screen, when he played an alien of a one-gendered species. The name Deep has a number of uses: Articles with similar titles The Deep is a 1975 novel by John Crowley. ... Jaws 3-D (aka Jaws 3) is a 1983 horror movie and the second sequel to the 1975 classic Jaws. ... Enemy Mine is a science fiction story by Barry Longyear. ... Iron Eagle is a 1986 movie about a boy (Jason Gedrick) who steals an F-16 fighter plane to rescue his father (Tim Thomerson), a prisoner of war in the Middle East. ... Toy Soldiers (1991) is an action/drama movie, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. ... The Punisher is a 1989 movie starring Dolph Lundgren as Frank Castle, directed by Mark Goldblatt from a screenplay by Boaz Yakin. ... Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter computer game and the highly anticipated sequel to Half-Life, developed by Valve Software. ...


It was his role as Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman (playing opposite Richard Gere) which showcased his enormous talent and garnered him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This article is about the rank of sergeant. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. ... Richard Gere Richard Tiffany Gere (born August 31, 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


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