Iron Eagle

Louis Gossett

b.5/27/1936 Brooklyn, NY

York   Son of a Pullman Railcar Porter  Gossett aspired to be NBA basketball player but after breaking his leg, enrolled in acting classes and received leading roles in Broadway plays beginning at seventeen years of age    TV serials and movies: “Roots” 1977  “Sedat” 1983  Academy Award Best Supporting Actor in “An Officer and a Gentleman” 1982   First cinematic movie: “A Raisin in the Sun” 1961


A Raisin in the Sun, The Landlord, The Skin Game, The White Dawn, The River Niger, The Choirboys, The Deep, Finders Keepers, Enemy Mine, An Officer and a Gentleman, Firewalker, Iron Eagle, The Principal, Iron Eagle II, Toy Soldiers, Aces, Iron Eagle III, Legend of the Mummy, A Good Man in Africa