09 February 2011

Stand-up Comedy Greats: Bill Cosby - 1970

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (dob 7.12.1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, philosopher, and musician.

Cosby 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. He was one of the major characters on the children's television series The Electric Company for its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. 

Bill Cosby has also acted in a number of films. 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  a full eight seasons from 1984-92...

Dr Cosby 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. 

Bill Cosby is still a most sought-after spokesman, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola. In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Although loathe to discuss politics, Dr. Cosby is also generally known for his no-nonsense conservative views, particularly regarding the plight of the black community...