Welcome to Port Allen, Mr. Gossett
Actor Louis Gosset Jr. is probably best known for his role in the landmark ABC miniseries “Roots” ; as the tough by-the-book drill sergeant in “An Officer and A Gentleman,” and roles in “Iron Eagle”, “A Raisin in the Sun”, “Left Behind”, “Daddy’s Little Girls” “The Grace Card”, “The Least Among You”,”The Olive Branch” and “One More River to Cross”.
On Friday, July 31, he will keynote the CPM Bible College “Spirit of Excellence Scholarship Education Gala” at 7pm in the West Baton Rouge Community Center, 749 North Jefferson Avenue.
osset authored the book, “An Actor and A Gentleman” where he writes frankly of the pressures in Hollywood, struggles with and triumph in God over drugs, alcohol and his current work to eradicate racism and violence in our communities. Gossett has been recognized for his work with the Wings of Hope Anti-Drug Organization and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. Currently, this versatile actor, national, international spokesperson, missionary is forging the vision of the Eracism Foundation, a non-profit entity aimed toward educating the youth, mentoring and reconnecting the generations with the goal of eradicating racism.