Louis Gossett Jr.

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actor (1936)
Fri Aug 02 2019
By   sabin

Today we are discussing an American actor who is widely popular as Academy Award Winning character for playing the role of Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the movie An Officer and a Gentleman. Perhaps you got the hint. Yes, it's Louis Gossett Jr, a prominent Hollywood personality who has achieved numerous awards all through his career.

Louis was born Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. on 27th May 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America, where another actor Armin Shimerman was born. Born to his American parents, Hellen Rebecca and Louis Gossett Sr, he is of Afro-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. His father was a porter whereas, his mother served as a nurse. 

Talking about his education, Louis received his graduation via Abraham Lincoln High School in 1954. After graduation, Gossett attended New York University with an athletic scholarship. Due to his tall height, he was also invited to play basketball during his college days. 

Present Relationship Status

The 84 aged American entertainment personality Louis has not revealed his present relationship status. It seems like the man currently lives a single life without having an affair. 

: The American actor Louis Gossett Jr is living a single life.'
Snap: The American actor Louis Gossett Jr is living a single life.
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After the separation with former love partner's Louis has kept his love life details within himself. Neither he has shared romantic pictures on his social sites nor he is spotted with someone romantically in public places. So, it seems like Gossett Jr presently enjoys the single life.  

Marital Life with Hattie Glascoe

Louis first exchanged his wedding vows with Hattie Glascoe. The couple tied the nuptial knot after dating for short time in 1967. However, detailed information regarding their wedding lacks.

 Louis Gosset Jr and his first wife Hattie Glascoe were married from 1967 to 1968.
Image: Louis Gosset Jr and his first wife Hattie Glascoe were married from 1967 to 1968.
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The formerly married pair were living merrily. Everything was going fine. However, Gossett and Glascoe divorced within a year of their annulment. However, the exact reason behind the separation is still a mystery. Moreover, Glascoe and Gossett Jr, does not share any children together.

Louis Gossett Second Marriage

After his divorce from Hattie, Louis re-married Christina Mangosing on August 21, 1973. Gossett and Mangosing also married privately as their wedding information also lacks.

The actor Louis Gossett shared a son named Satie Gossett with his second wife, Christina Mangosing.
Picture: The actor Louis Gossett shared a son named Satie Gossett with his second wife, Christina Mangosing.
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From the marital relationship, Christina and Louis shared a son named Satie Gossett in 1974. Their son Satie is a producer, writer, at Goose Egg Productions. He has direct, write short films like 10 Minutes (2014), Forgiveness (2016), etc.

Christina and Louis's relationship was also fleeting which ended up in 1975. The couple stayed together for almost two years separate their ways. 

Third Marriage With Cyndi James-Reese

After his separation from Christina, Gossett tied the knot with Cyndi James-Reese. She is also known as Start Search Champion. The pair married on 25th December 1987. Cyndi and Louis did not share any kids from their marital bond, but they adopted a boy named Sharron (born in 1994).

Photo: Louis Gossett Jr and Cyndi James-Reese were married from 1987 to 1992.
Photo: Louis Gossett Jr and Cyndi James-Reese were married from 1987 to 1992.
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Louis and Cyndi were merrily parenting their adopted son. Everything was going fine. However, after five years of marital relationship, the couple divorced in 1992. None of them has discussed the reason behind the divorce.

Professional Works

At the young age of seventeen, Louis played in Broadway's Take a Giant Step, chosen by The New York Times drama critics. In the year 1961, Louis made his debut film appearance on A Raisin in the Sun. The same year Gossett also portrayed in the original cast of Jean Genet's The Black.

Watch the official trailer of the 1982 romantic drama film An Officer and a Gentleman, where actor Louis Gossett Jr has played the role of Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley.

Additionally, Louis Jr. was the first African-American to receive an Academy Award. Gossett's other famous work includes The Good Fight, Iron Eagle, Left Behind: World at War, and more to mention. In 1997, Louis Gossett, portrayed in the movie To Dance with Olivia along with his co-star Frankie Muniz.

How Much Is Louis Gossett Net Worth? 

Louis Gossett makes good money from his career as an actor. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Gossett Jr has a net worth of around $3 million, which he accumulated from his successful career.

Gossett Jr has made his appearance in the various box-office hit movies. Some of them are listed below;

Movie NameRolesProduction BudgetBox-Office Collection
The Deep (1997)Henri Cloche$8.5 million$100 million
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley$7 million$130 million
Jaws 3-D (1983)Calvin Bouchard$18 million$88 million

From the appearance in movies and from many other TV series Louis has earned an impressive sum of wealth. As per Salary.com, the average salary of an actor is $57,698. But the 6-feet-2-inch (189 cm) tall Louis is an experienced actor. So, he might be searching more than an average. 

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