Raisin in the Sun is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett, Jr. and John Fiedler.

Raisin in the Sun is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett, Jr. and John Fiedler.

Louis Gossett, Jr. First Black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Louis Gossett, Jr. First Black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Capital City Black Film Festival to Honor Louis Gossett, Jr. + World Premiere BREAKING  BROOKLYN and THE REASON

Capital City Black Film Festival to Honor Louis Gossett, Jr. + World Premiere BREAKING BROOKLYN and THE REASON

Louis Gossett Jr. is an actor best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in 1983’s An Officer and a Gentleman. Gossett also has had great success on television, earning Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Read on to find out more amazing facts about Louis Gossett Jr:   1. Born in Sheepshead Bay,...Louis Gossett Jr. is an actor best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in 1983’s An Officer and a Gentleman. Gossett also has had great success on television, earning Emmy and…

Louis Gossett Jr. is an actor best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in 1983’s An Officer and a Gentleman. Gossett also has had great success on television, earning Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Read on to find out more amazing facts about Louis Gossett Jr: 1. Born in Sheepshead Bay,...Louis Gossett Jr. is an actor best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in 1983’s An Officer and a Gentleman. Gossett also has had great success on television, earning Emmy and…

Lou Gossett Jr., poses with his Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "An Officer and a Gentleman" at the 1982 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., April 11, 1983. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Oscar through the ages: 1970-1989

Lou Gossett Jr., poses with his Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "An Officer and a Gentleman" at the 1982 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., April 11, 1983. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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