FORD HALL FORUM: An Actor and A Gentleman, Louis Gossett, Jr.
November 8, 2010
Special Monday Evening Discussion - An Actor and a Gentleman” w/ Louis Gossett Jr.; moderator Phyllis Karas (Gossett’s co-author) Monday, November 8, 6:30pm-8 pm [includes book signing] Rabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most respected African American stage and screen actors, who rose to fame with his Emmy-winning role in the television miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. Now he tells the story of his fifty-plus years in the entertainment world — from his early success on the New York stage appearing with Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun, through his long Hollywood career working alongside countless stars. He writes frankly of his struggle to get leading roles and fair pay as a black man in Hollywood, 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. Presented in Collaboration with the Boston Public Library.