Cosby, Bill, 1937-

Biography:

"Bill Cosby. Occupation: actor, television producer. Born: Philadelphia, July 12, 1937. Education: Student, Temple University. MA, University Massachusetts, 1972. EdD, University Massachusetts, 1976. MusD (hon.), Berklee College Music, 2004. Career Related: President Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame, 1968-. Creative Works: Appeared in numerous night clubs, including The Gaslight, New York City, Hungry I, San Francisco, Shoreham Hotel, Washington, Basin St. East, New York City, Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, Harrah's Lake Tahoe; guest appearances on numerous TV shows, including The Electric Co., 1971-72, Captain Kangaroo, Touched by an Angel, 1997, 99, King of Queens, 1999, Everybody Loves Raymond, 1999, Becker, 1999, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2005, ABC News Nightline, 2005, Dr. Phil, 2005; co-star: TV show I Spy, 1965-68;star (TV show) The Team That Changed the World, 2005, Hey Hey Hey: Behind the Scenes of 'Fat Albert', 2004; star (TV series) The Bill Cosby Show, 1969-71, The New Bill Cosby Show, 1972-73, (host, voices) Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, 1972-79, Cos, 1976, (host, voices) The New Fat Albert Show, 1979-82, The Cosby Show, 1984-92, The Cosby Mysteries, 1994-95, Cosby, 1996-2000; host, TV game show You Bet Your Life, 1992-93, Kids Say the Darndest Things, 1998-2000, Jack Paar "As I Was Saying...", 1997; interviewee 4 Little Girls (TV), 1997; executive producer TV show A Different World, 1987-93, Here and Now, 1992-93; TV movies include I Spy Returns, 1994, The Bill Cosby Mystery Movies, 1994; recs. include: Revenge (Grammy award National Academy Performing Arts and Scis. 1967), To Russell, My Brother, With Whom I Slept, 1968 (Grammy award), Why Is There Air, 1965 (Grammy award), Wonderfulness, 1966 (Grammy award), It's True, It's True, Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow...Right, 1963, I Started Out as a Child, 1964 (Grammy award), Reunion, 1982, Bill Cosby...Himself, 1983 (director, producer), Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand, (jazz albums) Where You Lay Your Head, 1990, My Appreciation, 1991, Hello Friend: To Ennis With Love, 1997; films include Hickey and Boggs, 1972, Man and Boy, 1972, Uptown Saturday Night, 1974, Let's Do It Again, 1975, Mother, Jugs and Speed, 1976, A Piece of the Action, 1977, California Suite, 1978, (voice) Aesop's Fable, 1978, Devil and Max Devlin, 1979, Bill Cosby...Himself, 1985, Leonard: Part VI, 1987, Ghost Dad, 1990, The Meteor Man, 1993, Jack, 1996; executive producer, writer Fat Alber, 2004; co-exec. producer, writer (TV series) Fatherhood, 2004; recipient 4 Emmy awards 1966, 67, 68, 69, 8 Grammy awards, named number 1 in comedy field Top Artists on Campus Poll (album sales) 1968; author: The Wit and Wisdom of Fat Albert, 1973, Bill Cosby's Personal Guide to Power Tennis, Fatherhood, 1986, Time Flies, 1988, Love and Marriage, 1989, Childhood, 1991. Awards: Named to Hall of Fame, Academy TV Arts and Scis., 1994, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards Hall of Fame, 2007, Power 150, Ebony magazine, 2008; recipient Bob Hope Humanitarian award, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2003 Achievements: Achievements include setting concert attendance record Radio City Music Hall, 1986. Civic: Served with US Naval Reserve, 1956-60. Family: Son of William Henry and Anna C.; Married Camille Hanks, January 25, 1964; children: Erika Ranee, Erinn Chalene, Ennis William (deceased), Ensa Camille, Evin Harrah." - Marquis Who's Who on the Web. (Retrieved October 3, 2008)

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