An Actor and a Gentleman by Louis Gossett Jr., Phyllis Karas

By Louis Gossett Jr., Phyllis Karas

Award-winning African American actor Lou Gossett Jr. takes an unvarnished examine the daunting demanding situations and tremendous triumphs of his fifty-five 12 months careerLouis Gossett Jr. is without doubt one of the most valuable African American degree and monitor actors, who rose to status along with his Emmy-winning position within the tv miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning functionality in An Officer and a Gentleman. Now he tells the tale of his fifty-plus years within the leisure world—from his early luck at the big apple degree showing with Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin within the solar, via his lengthy Hollywood occupation operating along numerous stars, together with Marilyn Monroe and Dennis Quaid. He writes frankly of his fight to get prime roles and reasonable pay as a black guy in Hollywood, his issues of medications and alcohol that took years to beat, and his present paintings to get rid of racism and violence and provides our youngsters a greater future.Includes revealing tales and recollections related to well-known performers, together with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Shirley sales space, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve McQueen, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Halle Berry, and Gena RowlandsSpans part a century of yank theater and movie background, humans, and performancesHighlights the matter of racism in Hollywood and the demanding situations confronted through African American actors from the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties onwardAn Actor and a Gentleman penetrates the fame glitz and glamour to supply a good, heartfelt portrayal of the African American adventure either in Hollywood and the hot York theater global, as advised through one of many nation's so much enduring and hugely esteemed actors.

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Yet the magic of that moment, of hearing the applause and laughter of the audience, of being carried away to somewhere I had never reached before, not even during the height of a fiercely fought basketball game, touched me in a place I never knew I owned. I was hooked — and so was my audience. 44 twice as good God had given me this gift that I had never realized I possessed. I might have been a bit nervous before the show began, but the minute I hit the stage, something kicked in. I got a feeling from the bottoms of my toes to the top of my head that directed me around the stage.

She lived in Sheepshead Bay, a half-hour drive from Coney Island, but I have many memories of staying at her house and listening to the BMT train rumble by all night long. , who was part Cherokee, part Seminole, and part 26 twice as good black, sitting at the table and combing her thick black straight Indian hair as she wound it into a luscious mound on top of her head. Grandma told me wonderful stories of her parents running across the border from Georgia into the Everglades of free Florida and their battles during the Seminole Wars with Andrew Jackson in Florida.

I never understood why everyone seemed to like me. I wasn’t much of a drinker, both because my father was strict about my doing as he said, not as he did, about alcohol and because, at least back then, I couldn’t stand the taste. ” Despite the ease with which I moved in the classroom, on the baseball field and the basketball court, and through the homes and the streets of Brooklyn, I was perpetually aware of my need to excel, of those rules that had been imprinted on me early, not only to be the best, but to be better than the best.

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