Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. takes a moment to pose with Barbara Smith and I before church service today at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. The eighty-one year old looks great and is very humble. We appreciate him taking the time to talk and take photos.
He is known for numerous movies that include A Raisin in the Sun, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Why Did I Get Married Too? His television appearances include the ABC mini series Roots (1977), Touched By An Angel (1997), The Josephine Baker Story (1991), Madam Secretary (2014), The Book of Negroes (2015), and The Good Fight (2017).
Mr. Gossett, Jr.’s numerous awards include: an Emmy, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and an NAACP Image Award.
He is also a prostate cancer survivor.