• Louis  Gossett Jr.

    Louis Gossett Jr.

    Born on May 27th, 1936

    From Brooklyn, New York, USA

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The Josephine Baker Story Poster

The Josephine Baker Story

Born into a poor family in St. Louis, Josephine Baker (Lynn Whitfield) struggles to make a name for herself on the vaudeville circuit. As her career progresses, so does her resentment of racial prejudice, motivating her to move to Paris -- where in a short time, her exotic dance routines make her the toast of the town. Swayed by the influence of her manager (Ruben Blades), she takes the act back to America. It fails, but Josephine perseveres, proving herself as much humanitarian as entertainer.

Golden Globe (1992)
Won
Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
A Gathering of Old Men Poster

A Gathering of Old Men

Following the death of a racist white farmer, suspicions fly about the murderer's identity. Soon, elderly black man Mathu (Louis Gossett Jr.), a local sharecropper, is pegged as the prime suspect. Concerned about the threat of a lynch mob, Mathu's kind boss, Candy Marshall (Holly Hunter), gathers his friends and co-workers together to protect him. When all Mathu's fellow old men confess to the crime, it makes the investigation by Sheriff Mapes (Richard Widmark) that much trickier.

Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or Special
Sadat Poster

Sadat

The Egyptian leader (Louis Gossett Jr.) is portrayed as a soldier, working with Nasser (John Rhys-Davies), and in war and peace with Israel.

Golden Globe (1984)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special