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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. 

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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