• An Actor and a Gentleman

Oscar winning actor Lou Gossett, Jr. visits Ford Hall Forum

Join Lou Gossett, Jr.
With biographer Phyllis Karas

Monday, November 8, 2010
6:30pm
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 miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. From his early success 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. He is joined  by his writer, Phyllis Karas, biographer and professor of journalism.

Visit the Ford Hall Forum event page for registration information.

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