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Bill Cosby

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Biography

Cosby before receiving the U.S. Navy Lone Sailor Award at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. in 2010

Source: Wikipedia

William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist.

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  • Born: William Henry Cosby Jr. July 12, 1937 (age 78) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Alma mater: UMass Amherst (Ed.D., 1976)
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, author, producer
  • Years active: 1962–present
  • Spouse(s): Camille Hanks Cosby (m. 1964)
  • Children: 5, including Erika Cosby
  • Medium: Stand-up comedy, film, television
  • Genres: Observational comedy, satire, surreal humor, deadpan
  • Influenced: Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy
  • Website: www.billcosby.com

Read more about Bill Cosby at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

'Monrovia' and the 'Mooch': A study in two different documentary styles
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-10-25 12:30:00
Real life can play havoc with documentaries — for good, bad and general upheaval. Back in the ’90s, a 30-minute PBS film about high school basketball evolved into the three-hour “Hoop Dreams” because the narrative refused to surrender. In 2015, a hagiographic Bill Cosby doc that was nearing completion...

Bill Cosby Judge Rejects New Trial Bid; Wife Camille Sees Bias
Billboard, 2018-10-24 11:27:19
A judge on Tuesday (Oct. 23) rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to...

Bill Cosby’s Bid for a New Trial Rejected by Judge
NY Times TV, 2018-10-23 23:36:29
Lawyers for Mr. Cosby, now in prison for sexual assault, had asked the trial judge to overturn the jury’s verdict based on a number of grounds.

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