Louis Gossett, Jr. Overview

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Born: May 27, 1936

With his characteristically commanding voice, Louis Gossett, Jr. has been enticing and entertaining audiences on-screen since the late 1950s. Born in Brooklyn, he grew up playing basketball and earned a spot at NYU on an athletic scholarship. He was even invited to try out for the beloved New York Knicks, but instead opted to follow another passion: acting. Louis made his professional acting debut in 1953 at age 17 when his high school teacher encouraged him to audition for the Broadway play... See All


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