By Phyllis Karas

Award-winning African American actor Lou Gossett Jr. takes an unvarnished examine the daunting demanding situations and fantastic triumphs of his fifty-five yr career

Louis Gossett Jr. is without doubt one of the most precious African American level and reveal actors, who rose to popularity along with his Emmy-winning function within the tv miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning functionality in An Officer and a Gentleman. Now he tells the tale of his fifty-plus years within the leisure world—from his early good fortune at the long island level showing with Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin within the Sun, via his lengthy Hollywood profession operating along numerous stars, together with Marilyn Monroe and Dennis Quaid. He writes frankly of his fight to get prime roles and reasonable pay as a black guy in Hollywood, his issues of medications and alcohol that took years to beat, and his present paintings to eliminate racism and violence and provides our youngsters a greater future.

  • Includes revealing tales and memories regarding well-known performers, together with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Shirley sales space, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve McQueen, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Halle Berry, and Gena Rowlands
  • Spans part a century of yankee theater and movie historical past, humans, and performances
  • Highlights the matter of racism in Hollywood and the demanding situations confronted via African American actors from the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties onward

An Actor and a Gentleman penetrates the fame glitz and glamour to provide a good, heartfelt portrayal of the African American event either in Hollywood and the hot York theater global, as advised by way of one of many nation's so much enduring and hugely esteemed actors.

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