• An Actor and a Gentleman

Ford Hall Forum presents Lou Gossett, Jr.

Monday, November 8, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Rabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library

Lou Gossett, Jr. is one of the most respected African American stage and screen actors, rising to fame with his Emmy-winning role in the television series Roots and Oscar-winning performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. From his early successes on the New York stage appearing with Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun and through most of his long career in Hollywood, he has struggled to get leading roles and fair pay as a black actor. Gossett speaks frankly of his problems with drugs and alcohol that took years to overcome and his current work to eradicate racism and violence and give our children a better future. He is joined by his writer, Phyllis Karas, biographer and professor of journalism.

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