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By Phyllis Karas

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

Louis Gossett Jr. is without doubt one of the Most worthy African American degree and monitor actors, who rose to status 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 ny degree 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 best roles and reasonable pay as a black guy in Hollywood, his issues of medicinal drugs and alcohol that took years to beat, and his present paintings to remove racism and violence and provides our kids 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 yank theater and picture historical past, humans, and performances
  • Highlights the matter of racism in Hollywood and the demanding situations confronted by way of 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 adventure either in Hollywood and the recent York theater global, as advised through one of many nation's such a lot enduring and hugely esteemed actors.

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