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Bill Cosby

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs; then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own series, the situation comedy The Bill Cosby Show, in 1969. In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered to be one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an upper-middle-class African-American family. He also produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which became second to The Cosby Show in ratings. He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons. He has been a sought-after spokesman, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola, including New Coke. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans. Cosby has been received several awards including;  Emmy Awards in 1966, 1967 and 1968 for Outstanding Performance by an Actor for I Spy, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety or Musical Program for The Bill Cosby Special (1969), Kennedy Center Honors (1998), Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to television (2002), the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award (2003) and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2009). In addition he has received several Grammys for Best Comedy Performance and over a dozen Honorary Degrees from Colleges and Universities. Cosby has been married to wife Camille Hanks since 1964. They had five children: daughters Erika Ranee (b. 1965), Erinn Chalene (b. 1966), Ensa Camille (b. 1973), and Evin Harrah (b. 1976), and son Ennis William (1969–1997). His son Ennis was shot dead while changing a flat tire on the side of the Interstate 405 in Los Angeles on January 16, 1997. Bill Cosby is an active alumnus supporter of his alma mater, TempleUniversity, and in particular its men's basketball team, whose games Cosby frequently attends.

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Jul 12, 1937 в Philadelphia, PA, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на series Meet the Press 1947-11-06
Последний проект:
Series The New Bill Cosby Show 2017
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Comedian
Poster of Гриффины
Poster of Шоу Косби
Poster of Man and Boy
Series The New Bill Cosby Show 2017
Series The Bill Cosby Special Unknown 2016
Кино Bill Cosby: 77 Himself 2014-11-28
Кино Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You Himself 2013-04-22
Кино Bill Cosby: Far From Finished Himself 2013-11-23
Кино Goose 2012-02-26
Кино Б.Б. Кинг: Жизнь Райли 2012-10-15
Кино Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself 2009-01-01
Кино Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven Himself 2007-04-11
Кино Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Кино The Pact Himself 2006-01-01
Кино The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World Himself 2005-02-23
Кино Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class Himself (archive footage) 2005-08-31
Кино Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-05-05
Кино Lightning in a Bottle 2004-02-12
Кино Fat Albert Himself 2004-12-12
Кино Comedian Himself 2002-10-25
Series Гриффины Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Фирменный рецепт Unknown 1998-11-02
Кино Джек Lawrence Woodruff 1996-08-09
Series Cosby 1996-09-16
Series Kids Say the Darndest Things Host 1995-02-06
Series The Cosby Mysteries 1994-01-31
Series Прикосновение ангела Unknown 1994-09-21
Кино Я – шпион. Возвращение Alexander Scott 1994-02-03
Кино Человек-метеор Marvin 1993-08-06
Series Ночное шоу с Джейем Лено Unknown 1992-05-25
Кино Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration Himself 1990-02-04
Кино Папа-призрак Elliot Hopper 1990-06-29
Кино Sesame Street: 20 Years ... and Still Counting! Himself - Host 1989-04-07
Кино Bill Cosby: 49 Himself 1987-04-01
Series Другой мир Unknown 1987-09-24
Кино Leonard Part 6 Leonard Parker 1987-12-18
Series Шоу Косби Heathcliff Huxtable 1984-09-20
Кино Bill Cosby: Himself Himself 1983-05-20
Series Вечер с Дэвидом Леттерманом Unknown 1982-02-01
Кино The Devil and Max Devlin Barney Satin 1981-03-06
Кино Top Secret Aaron Strickland 1978-06-03
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Кино Калифорнийский отель Dr. Willis Panama 1978-12-15
Кино The Fat Albert Halloween Special Bill / Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Mudfoot Brown (voice) 1977-10-24
Кино A Piece of the Action Dave Anderson 1977-10-07
Кино The Fat Albert Christmas Special Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Bill, Mudfoot Brown (voices) 1977-12-18
Кино Mother, Jugs & Speed Mother 1976-01-01
Series Cos 1976-09-19
Series Cher Unknown 1975-02-16
Кино Let's Do It Again Billy Foster 1975-10-11
Кино Uptown Saturday Night Wardell Franklin 1974-07-26
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Mushmouth 1972-09-09
Кино To All My Friends On Shore Blue 1972-02-25
Кино Hickey & Boggs Al Hickey 1972-10-04
Кино Bill Cosby on Prejudice 1971-01-01
Кино Man and Boy Caleb Revers 1971-06-23
Series The Electric Company 1971-10-25
Кино Aesop's Fables Aesop 1971-10-31
Series The Don Knotts Show Unknown 1970-09-15
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series The Bill Cosby Show Chet Kincaid 1969-09-14
Кино Боб и Кэрол, Тед и Элис Nightclub Patron in Hat 1969-09-17
Кино Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed Narrator 1968-08-31
Series Я – шпион Alexander Scott 1965-09-15
Series Шоу Дина Мартина Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Боб Хоуп представляет Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Captain Kangaroo 1955-10-03
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Meet the Press Unknown 1947-11-06