An Actor and a Gentleman
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.
MONDAY, November 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library
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Ford Hall Forum
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