Bill Cosby

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Born: William Henry Cosby, Jr. in Philadelphia, PA

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William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. As a stand-up performer, he got his start at the hungry i in San Francisco, then landed a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. He was a performer on the children's television series The Electric Company during 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. Cosby also acted in films.

During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in a sitcom, The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992. It was the number one show in America for five years (1985–89). The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. He 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, from 1998-2000.

In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree 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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings Bill Cosby 1
1968 Bill Cosby Sings Hooray for the Salvation Army Band! Bill Cosby 2
1971 Presents Badfoot Brown & The Bunions Bradford Funeral Marching Band Bill Cosby 2
1976 Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days Bill Cosby 1
1977 Disco Bill Bill Cosby 1
1991 My Appreciation Bill Cosby 1
2009 State of Emergency Bill Cosby Presents The Cosnarati 1
Where You Lay Your Head Bill Cosby 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 The Best of Bill Cosby Bill Cosby 2
1992 At His Best Bill Cosby 2
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bill Cosby Bill Cosby 1
2004 The Original Jam Sessions: 1969 Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby 1

Album + Compilation + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Icon Bill Cosby 1
More of the Best of Bill Cosby Bill Cosby 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow Right! Bill Cosby 3 3
1964 I Started Out as a Child Bill Cosby 3 2
1965 Why Is There Air? Bill Cosby 4 2
1966 Wonderfulness Bill Cosby 4 3
1967 Revenge Bill Cosby 4 2

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Hello, Friend: To Ennis With Love Bill Cosby 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With Bill Cosby 3 3
1968 200 M.P.H Bill Cosby 2
1969 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby 1
1969 It's True! It's True! Bill Cosby 2 2
1971 When I Was a Kid Bill Cosby 3
1971 For Adults Only Bill Cosby 1
1971 Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs Bill Cosby 1
1972 Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby Bill Cosby 2
1973 Fat Albert Bill Cosby 2
1977 My Father Confused Me... What Must I Do? What Must I Do? Bill Cosby 3
1978 Bill's Best Friend Bill Cosby 1
1982 Himself Bill Cosby 5 3
1986 Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand Bill Cosby 2
1986 Cosby and the Kids Bill Cosby 2
1991 Oh, Baby Bill Cosby 2
1992 At His Best Bill Cosby 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Best of Bill Cosby Bill Cosby 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 8:15 12:15 Bill Cosby 1

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