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AARP: LOUIS GOSSETT JR. PLAYS A MUSICIAN WITH ALZHEIMER'S IN NEW FILM

Updated: Aug 6

AARP: LOUIS GOSSETT JR. PLAYS A MUSICIAN WITH ALZHEIMER'S IN NEW FILM


07.30.20

Louis Gossett Jr. has come a long way since his first day in L.A. in 1966, when cops handcuffed him to a tree for three hours because he looked suspicious. He became a star of 1977's Roots, which beat Gone With the Wind's record for TV viewership, and was the first Black American to win the best supporting actor Oscar, for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). [cont.]

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