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African-American Oscar Winners

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Louis Gossett, Jr.

In 1982, Louis Gossett, Jr. became the first black actor to receive an award for best actor in a supporting role. He won for his role in "An Officer and a Gentleman." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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