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Friday, March 29, 2024

Louis Gossett Jr., who became the first Black man to win the Oscar for best supporting actor for playing a no-nonsense drill sergeant in "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982), has died, his family said Friday. He was 87.



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RIP. Loved "enemy mine", "diggstown", and more.

#1 | Posted by Brennnn at 2024-03-29 12:57 PM | Reply


#2 | Posted by Monkeybars at 2024-03-29 01:25 PM | Reply

RIP. What a long, full, well lived life.

#3 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2024-03-29 05:48 PM | Reply

Wow. He was God AND in Event Horizon! Loved him in Demolition Man.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-30 04:29 PM | Reply

John Cusack

RIP Lou Gosset Jr. A Great actor -
Wrote this Great Anti War tune with Richie Havens too.

Havens wrote this with Louis Gossett Jr., an actor who would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1982 movie An Officer and a Gentleman. Gossett was also a folk singer who made the rounds at coffeehouses in Greenwich Village, where Havens was a regular. "He used to sing work songs and chain-gang songs, and he would just smack the guitar," Havens explained in a 1994 DISCoveries interview. "You know, [sings] 'Take this hammer' -- smack! 'Carry it to the captain' -- smack! He'd sing all these great tunes. That's how I first met him."

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-03-30 05:49 PM | Reply

Enemy Mine... he deserved an award for
that roll, and got squat.

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-03-30 11:45 PM | Reply

One of life's officers and gentlemen. RIP.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-03-31 06:35 AM | Reply

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