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WORLD POKER TOUR INVITATIONAL
Actor Lou Gossett Jr. arrives for the World Poker Tour Invitational at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California on February 22, 2006 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor.

Gossett, Jr. was born in Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. He was raised by his mother, Hellen Rebecca (née Wray), a nurse, and his father, Louis Gossett, Sr., a porter. His stage debut came at age 16 in a school production of You Can't Take It with You when a sports injury resulted in the decision to take an acting class.

After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1954, he attended New York University, on an athletic scholarship. Standing 6'4" (1.93 m), he played varsity basketball during his college years at NYU.

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