Bill Cosby

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Birthday
12, 1937
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1937 (age 79)
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA

About

Stand-up comedian who became known for starring on his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992. He later created the comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Before Fame

After flunking 10th grade, he worked as an apprentice at a local shoe repair shop and began performing stand up comedy at The Hungry I nightclub in San Francisco. While attending Temple University, he worked as a bartender at a Philadelphia club called The Cellar.

Trivia

In 1965, he starred in I Spy, and a couple years later he won a Best Comedy Performance Grammy Award for his album To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With.

Family Life

He married Camille Hanks in 1964, and they had five children named Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin, and Ennis.

Associated With

His wife on The Cosby Show was Clair Huxtable, played by Phylicia Rashad.

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