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Gossett, Louis Jr 1936-

Works: 399 works in 1,107 publications in 7 languages and 33,788 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Historical television programs  Biography  Biographical television programs  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Director, Interviewee, Artist, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Louis Gossett
Roots by Jawanza Kunjufu( Visual )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an expansion of the Roots saga with a Christmas theme, three years after Kunta Kinte's first unsuccessful attempt to escape slavery, the Mandinka warrior tries again via the Underground Railroad. He has occasion to give the gift of freedom to several of his fellow runaway slaves, and in turn receives the gift of life from an unexpected source, the plantation master's son
An officer and a gentleman by Richard Gere( Visual )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timeless tale of romance, friendship, and growth. Loner Zack Mayo enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
Daddy's little girls by Gabrielle Union( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty is a blue-collar mechanic who enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney while trying to gain custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boyfriend. Along the way, the working relationship between the blue collar dad and his uptown attorney grows into something more. As these two people try to overcome their different backgrounds, they find love. Monty struggles to protect his children from abuse and neglect, and a community looks to purge itself from the criminals terrorizing their neighborhood
The grace card by David Evans( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police officer Mac McDonald's life is shattered when a tragic accident takes the life of his son. Years later, Mac's bitterness and pain has eroded his love for his family, strained his relationships on the force, and left him angry with God. When Mac gets partnered up in the squad car with Sam Wright, an African-American ordained minister-turned-cop, will the two be able to join forces and help one another when it's impossible to look past their differences?
Return to Lonesome Dove by Mike Robe( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After returning the body of Gus McCrae to Lonesome Dove, Woodrow Call takes on the challenge of driving a herd of wild mustangs 2500 miles north of the Hat Creek Ranch in Montana. But tragedy, despair and deceit will greet him before he ever gets there
The perfect game( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, a group of poor boys from Monterey, Mexico, led by a down-and-out former major league player, win the Little League World Series
Lackawanna blues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives. Based on Ruben Santiago-Hudson's autobiographical play about his relationship with his guardian Rachel Crosby, set in 1950's and 1960's Lackawanna, New York. After the separation of his parents, young Ruben, a part-black, part-Hispanic child, is sent to live in a small-scale boarding house run by the kind-hearted "Nanny" Crosby and her younger husband Bill
Boardwalk empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantic City, February 1924: Picking up 8 months after the events of Season 3, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk after barely surviving an overthrow by gangster Gyp Rosetti. But the calm will be short-lived, as Nucky faces new challenges, including a clash with a violent Harlem power broker, a battle with his brother Eli over Eli's college-age son, and the irresistible lure of lucrative- and perilous- opportunities in Florida
The book of Negroes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, this recounts the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who survives in a world in which everything seems to be against her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa then sold into slavery in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before finally securing her freedom in England
Enemy mine by Barry B Longyear( Visual )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction drama about two space enemies who crash on a desolate planet and gradually realize that in order to survive they must overcome their hatred of each other
Dark passages( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employes a mixture of interviews, slave narratives, and dramatization. Tells the story of the impact of the Atlantic slave trade. Takes the viewer from the House of Slaves on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, to the village of Juffere on the Gambia River
Amazing racer( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the sudden death of her father leaves a teenage girl without a family, she becomes lost in her own anger and sadness. Her family doctor informs her that her father had a secret, that the mother she never knew was alive and well. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer and discovers that in caring for the horse, she is able to overcome her hardships and emotional trauma
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting landmark autobiography, award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York, Louisiana, and Washington, DC, to experience the kidnapping and twelve-year bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War. This enhanced edition with an accompanying Collector's Extra is based on the research of Dr. Sue Eakin, the nationally recognized authority on Solomon Northup who spent a lifetime authenticating his story. Solomon's fine mind captures the reality of slavery in stunning detail as we learn about the characters that populate plantation society and the intrigues of the bayou-from the collapse of a slave rebellion resulting in mass hangings due to traitorous slave Lew Cheney to the tragic abuse of his friend Patsey, brought about by Mrs. Epps' jealousy of her husband's sexual exploitation of the pretty young slave. Finally, a friend from New York attempts a courageous rescue that could either result in Solomon's greater suffering or death, or get him back to the arms of his family
On the shoulders of giants. an audio & musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen as jazz critic Stanley Crouch describes the Roaring Twenties and Kareeem discusses how jazz influenced his life
Iron eagle by Sidney J Furie( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired Air Force colonel and a young pilot undertake a seemingly impossible mission to rescue the young man's father, who has been wrongfully imprisoned in a Middle Eastern country
Zora is my name!( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote of the folklore of the rural south
A gathering of old men by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his father's death a young boy is able to travel back in time wearing his father's shoes and learns of his father's childhood
The Josephine Baker story by Brian Gibson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real life story of Josephine Baker who achieved fame through exotic and erotic performances on the American vaudeville circuit and on the stages in Paris
An actor and a gentleman by Louis Gossett( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning African-American actor Gossett takes an unvarnished look at the daunting challenges and incredible triumphs of his 55-year career in film and stage. He writes frankly of his struggle to get leading roles and fair pay as a black man in Hollywood, his problems with drugs and alcohol, and his current work to eradicate racism and violence
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Iron eagleAn actor and a gentlemanThe Josephine Baker story