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Actor Lou Gossett Jr. enjoyed time spent in Memphis during "The Grace Card"

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Actor Lou Gossett Jr., star of the upcoming film "The Grace Card," said Monday that the time he spent in Memphis during filming not his first trip to the Bluff City, and it won't be the last.

"I've loved Memphis for a long time," he said.

When Gossett stopped by Action News 5 on Monday, he gave high marks to his time here.

"I love the blues," he said. "I love the music, and the people and the bar-b-que."
   
In the faith-based movie "Grace Card," Gossett plays a grandfather who gives Christian advice to his grandson, a police officer who has a big decision to make.

"He decided to be a minister," Gossett said. "I can't tell you the end, 'cause its just too exciting."

Gossett is also working on several other films with faith as the central message.

"Because we really do need one another to get back to this one nation under God indivisible thing," he said. "We say it's time for that."

And when it comes to faith, Gossett has his own testimony about overcoming illness...

"I came so close to death that I can remember the dark hallway and the light at the end of the tunnel, and a voice saying, 'Go back, it's not your turn,'" he said.

But Gossett says it "is" his turn to test his skills as an author. He hopes his latest book, "An Actor and A Gentleman," will inspire a whole new generation of fans...

"Kids have to know that there's no such thing as giving up," he said.

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