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Louis Gossett Jr. Net Worth

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What’s Louis Gossett Jr.'s net worth? How wealthy is he? Below are all stats like net worth, salary, profession, and more!

Louis Gossett Jr. Wealth Info
Net Worth$5 Million
Date of BirthMay 27, 1936 (age 87 years)
Height6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Television Director, Television producer, Voice Actor

Net Worth of Louis Gossett Jr.

Lou Gossett, Jr. is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. He has won two Golden Globes, a Primetime Emmy, a Daytime Emmy, and an Oscar. Lou Gossett Jr. is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman.” He is also widely regarded for his performance as Fiddler in the television miniseries “Roots,” for which he earned an Emmy Award. Gossett’s other credits have included such films as “A Raisin in the Sun,” “The White Dawn,” “The Punisher,” and the “Iron Eagle” franchise.


Gossett made his film debut in 1961, playing George Murchison in the big-screen adaptation of “A Raisin in the Sun”; two years earlier, he had appeared in the Broadway production. His next film wasn’t until 1969, when he starred in “The Bushbabies.” Gossett was subsequently in a number of films throughout the 70s, including “The Landlord,” “Skin Game,” “Travels with My Aunt,” “The Laughing Policeman,” “The White Dawn,” “The River Niger,” “J.D.’s Revenge,” “The Deep,” and “The Choirboys.” In 1980, he starred opposite Tony Curtis and Sally Kellerman in the comedy “It Rained All Night the Day I Left.”

Personal Life

In 1967, Gossett wed his first wife, Hattie Glascoe; the marriage was annulled the following year. He subsequently wed Christina Mangosing in 1973, and had a son with her named Satie. The couple then divorced in 1975. Gossett married his third wife, Cyndi James-Reese, in 1987; they adopted a son named Sharron, and divorced in 1992.

Louis Gossett Jr. Quotes

How is it that Louis Gossett Jr. has a net worth of $5 Million? These quotes by the actor may indicate the character traits that led to his financial situation:

I am so grateful that the public has given me this gift. They look at me as a person - not as a race or a color. The word for it is freedom - to be accepted as me.

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Some Marine units actually use 'An Officer and a Gentleman' in their training programs.

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After the Academy Award, well, I was left with a lot of time on my hands. I thought I'd get a lot of offers - and they didn't come.

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We started the family Bible after slavery was abolished. My great-grandmother remembered the Bible being started, which meant that she was a slave as a young girl. When she died, the Bible was at least 105 years old, so she must have been nearly 115 years old. Her daughter, my grandmother, died at 97, and her husband at 98.

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I grew up with all my cousins. The men worked, and the older women raised us - my mother, my aunt, my grandmother. My great-grandmother was the matriarch, and sometimes there were 30 of us.

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