WorldCat Identities

Gossett, Louis 1936-

Works: 427 works in 971 publications in 3 languages and 31,464 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Television adaptations  Genealogy  Television plays, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Christian films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Director, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Louis Gossett
Roots by Alex Haley( Visual )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
An officer and a gentleman by Taylor Hackford( Visual )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loner Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in 13 weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love, teamwork, and friendship. Gossett is the drill instructor who guides his growth
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,903 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 1,200 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 1,075 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 1,010 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 974 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 965 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 797 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 760 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
Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this true story narrated by Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr, the listener is transported to 1840s New York, Louisiana, and Washington, DC, to experience the kidnapping and twelve-year bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Published in 1853, this account was a bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War and helped tilt public opinion in favor of abolition
Enemy mine by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 592 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
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 549 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 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote of the folklore of the rural south
Dark passages ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 547 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 )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 520 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
Iron eagle by Sidney J Furie( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 495 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 469 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 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the novel of the same name by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Delgo by Marc F Adler( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a forgotten enemy returns, the fate of the world lies with a spirited princess and an unlikely hero. Take an exciting journey to a spectacular realm of magic, fantasy, romance, and adventure."--Container
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Alternative Names
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English (179)
Spanish (3)
French (2)