Louis Gossett Jr. (Fiddler)
Brooklyn-born Louis Gossett Jr. first stepped into the spotlight at age 16 when he beat out 400 hopefuls to land a starring role in Broadway's Take a Giant Step. In 1959, he was cast as George Murchison in the groundbreaking Broadway drama A Raisin in the Sun, later reprising the role alongside Sidney Poitier in the 1961 film adaptation. His role as Fiddler in Roots earned him an Emmy®. Five years later, Louis took home an Oscar® for his portrayal of Sgt. Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman.