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 comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at the hungry i in San Francisco and various other clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major performers 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 a number of films.

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

In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book The 100 Greatest African Americans.

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 Rating Releases
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
Where You Lay Your Head Bill Cosby 1

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Compilation + Spokenword

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Icon Compilation Spokenword Bill Cosby 1
More of the Best of Bill Cosby Compilation Spokenword Bill Cosby 1

Album + Live

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

Other

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

Other + Spokenword

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

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
The Best of Bill Cosby Compilation Bill Cosby 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1969 8:15 12:15 Live Bill Cosby 1

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