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Gossett, Louis Jr 1936-

Works: 433 works in 993 publications in 3 languages and 32,229 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Television adaptations  Melodrama  Genealogy  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Television plays, American 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Director, Artist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Louis Gossett
Roots by Alex Haley( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
An officer and a gentleman by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 2,133 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 )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 1,928 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,195 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
Tyler Perry's Why did I get married too?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness
Return to Lonesome Dove by Mike Robe( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gripping adventure follows three ex-Texas Rangers and chronicles their riotous battles, deadly gunfights, soaring triumphs, and shattered dreams
Left behind world at war by Tim F LaHaye( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been eighteen months since Nicolae Carpathia's rise to power, and has been captivating the whole world, including President Fitzhugh. There are some far away, who suspect he's something more, the prophesied Antichrist
The grace card( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 973 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?
The perfect game( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 811 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 761 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
Enemy mine by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 605 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
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting landmark autobiography that reads like a novel, 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
Dark passages( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 565 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
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 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen as jazz critic Stanley Crouch describes the Roaring Twenties and Kareeem discusses how jazz influenced his life
Zora is my name!( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote of the folklore of the rural south
Amazing racer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a teenager's father leaves her orphaned until she discovers the mother she never knew. When she travels to meet her, she befriends a horse trainer. Together they win races and form new bonds that lead her back to happiness
Iron eagle by Sidney J Furie( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 492 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
Jaws 3( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a baby shark dies at the new Undersea Kingdom at Florida's Sea World, the creature's mother goes on a killing spree
Backstairs at the White House( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at life in the White House through eight administrations as remembered by a mother and daughter who, between them, served as White House maids for 52 years
The book of Negroes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television mini-series, based on the book by Lawrence Hill. "A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, The Book of Negroes 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 sailing to London to help abolish the slave trade at the dawn of the 19th century."--Container
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English (171)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

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