March 07, 2013

LAWT News Service


Friends, peers, colleagues and more will celebrate the life of Mr. Lou Myers on March 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA at the Stinking Rose (Five Star) Restaurant, 55 N La Cienega Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 from 2pm to 4pm. Ms. Dawn Lewis (Jaleesa from A Different World) will be Mistress of Ceremonies. The Giving Back Corporation founder Ken Sagoes and Marvin Winans, Jr  (directed and produced “Dreams” the last movie Lou appeared in) will co-Host this Tribute Celebration, with Our Commitment.Org as its sponsor... A corresponding memorial will take place in New York City at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (bet B & C Avenues) hosted by Rome Neal (Artistic Theatre Director) from 4pm to 6pm.   And, an intimate memorial for Lou is taking place in Atlanta, GA on March 8 in the new Black Hollywood, also sponsored by Our Commitment.Org

Global Business Incubation (GBI) Lou’s non-profit is hosting/coordinating Lou’s bi-coastal Tribute memorial celebrations to keep his vision alive. Please join us in furthering his mission with your, time, talent and/or resources in continuing his work and legacy…  

The following are TV Broadcast Tributes to LOU MYERS in New York:

March 8, 2013 Friday, 10:30pm to eastern - FASHION MUSEUM TV Theatre Friday's channel 56 Time Warner Manhattan Neighborhood Network. On the internet: Tribute to 'LOU' MNN.ORG channel 56  

March 11, 2013, Monday, 8am eastern -  "Growing With Grace: African American's on the move"… channel 57 - MNN Time Warner

March 5th and 12th 2013, Tuesday, 11am eastern -Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz on BCAT TV Channel 

Lou passed on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division in Charleston WV. Lou became ill with pneumonia and after battling for two months, succumbed.

“Lou is best known as the irascible restaurant owner “Mr. Gaines”  on the Hit TV series “A Different World”.   His other Television credits include: My Parents, My Sister and Me, NYPD Blue, Lucky Louie (pilot), The Famous Jett Jackson, EVE, All About the Andersons,  E.R., Malcolm & Eddie, Jet Jackson, The Cosby Show, Touched By An Angel, Jag, The Sentinel, Bag Dad Café, The Sinbad Show, Living Single, Thea, The Jamie Fox Show, Mama Flores Family, Private Affair and Riot…

His movie credits include: Heirlooms, “Stains,” Life after incarceration, Dreams, A Funny Way of Looking At Things, The Fighting Temptations, Lakawanna Blues (HBO) Wedding Planner, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Bullworth, Friday After Next, Passions of Darkly Noon (Showtime), Cobb. Tin Cup, Volcano, Everything’s Jake, The Stand In, All About You, ...and Good bye Lover, ”Broadway shows include, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” African American Style, Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple, The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The First Breeze of Summer and Fences. Off Broadway shows include: King Hedley II, Do Lord Remember Me, Paducah , Fat Tuesday, ... Just a Little Bit of Somethin’, and Foot Steps From Before, both written by Mr. Myers.Lou received: NAACP “Best Actor” Award and Audelco “Best Actor” Award for role of Stool Pigeon in “King Hedley II. and the Audelco “Best Actor” Award for the tap dancing bodyguard in “Fat Tuesday.

Lou was fluent in, French, German, Spanish and some African Dialects... In 2012 Lou was honored by his Hollywood Peers for his acting and life accomplishments at the Giving Back Foundation’s 13th Annual Celebrity Spring Toast/Roast. In 2010, he was honored by the History Makers, whose goal is to showcase and archive those who have played a role in African American led movements and/or organizations. In 2007 he was awarded the coveted “Living Legend Award” from the National Black Theatre Festival. In 2005, the Appalachian Education Initiative listed Lou as one of fifty "Outstanding Creative Artists" from the State of West Virginia and featured him in their coffee table book Art & Soul. His Cabaret show has been acclaimed in Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York, as well as Los Angeles at the Roosevelt Hotel. Lou was Chairman and Chief Enlightenment Officer for Global Business Incubation, a California non-profit and Chairman of the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute/Theatre. Lou was a futurist, historian, mentor, lecturer, trainer and has toured Colleges, Universities, and many other venues performing, storytelling our ancestral history and speaking on panels with professors and business experts around the world about new trends in business and urban community economic development.

Category: Arts & Culture