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Louis Gossett, Jr. and Phyllis Karas discuss,

Louis Gossett, Jr. and Phyllis Karas discuss, "An Actor and a Gentleman" at Ford Hall Forum, video recording

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Collection Number

Ford Hall Forum Collection,1908-2013 (MS113)

ISBN

MS113AV.0310

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Description

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. With writer Phyllis Karas, he relates his memoir on his fifty-plus years in the entertainment world, including his struggle to get fair pay as a black man in Hollywood, his addictions that took years to overcome, and his current work to eradicate racism and violence.

Date

11-8-2010

City

Boston

Keywords

Black History, Acting

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