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Louis Gossett Jr., First Black Actor to Win Best Supporting Actor Oscar, Dies at 87

HeadlineApr 01, 2024

The pioneering actor Louis Gossett Jr. has died at the age of 87. In 1983, he became the first Black performer to win an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in “An Officer and a Gentleman.” He was also the founder of the Eracism Foundation, which aimed to erase racism.

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