Bill Cosby

American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist, sex offender

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Bill Cosby: American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist, sex offender
William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and convicted sex offender. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985, centering on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Throughout the 1970s, Cosby starred in about half a dozen films, and he occasionally returned to film later in his career. In 1976, he earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His dissertation discussed the use of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a teaching tool in elementary schools.


Lenny Kravitz reveals Bill Cosby fired Lisa Bonet from TV show over pregnancy news [Video]

Lenny Kravitz reveals Bill Cosby fired Lisa Bonet from TV show over pregnancy news

Former child star Lisa Bonet was fired from the TV sitcom A Different World by Bill Cosby when she announced she was pregnant, according to the actress' ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz.

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ShowBiz Minute: Jeremy, Cosby, Kimmel.

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'Back to being a Hollywood Slave': Bill Cosby's rep lashes out at Eddie Murphy after 'SNL' gig

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ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, Cardi B, 'The Irishman'

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