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Academy award winner to come to Tupelo

An Academy Award winner will be the guest speaker at this year's Mississippi's Premier Honor Gala.

Posted: Feb. 10, 2018 11:06 PM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 9:24 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Louis Gossett Jr. is expected to be in Tupelo next month. 

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Our Mississippi magazine made the announcement on their Facebook page. 

Gossett will be the guest speaker at Mississippi's Premier Honor Gala at the BancorpSouth Conference Center on March 10th at 6 p.m.

Gossett starred in a number of movies including "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Iron Eagle" and "Roots" in which he won an Emmy for his role as Fiddler.

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