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Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby


Famous as :

Actor, comedian

Birth Name :

William Henry Cosby, Jr.

Birth Date :

July 12, 1937

Birth Place :

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Spouse :

Camille Olivia Hanks (since 25-Jan-64)

Claim to fame :

As Alexander Scott in "I Spy" (1965) (TV)


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby got his start as a stand-up performer in a number of clubs before landing a starring role in the 1960s action show "I Spy". The series lasted from 1965 to 1968 and won him Primetime Emmy Awards for three consecutive years (1966-1968). The following year he starred on his own situation comedy series "The Bill Cosby Show", which was a commercial success and helped cementing his name as one of prominence comics Hollywood has ever had.

Cosby's next show "The Electric Company" was also a hit and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. Afterwards he created the educational cartoon comedy series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", which revolved around a group of young friends growing up in the city. After few starring roles on TV and film features, the July 12, 1937 born actor experienced another major success with his portrayal of Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable on the 1980s "The Cosby Show". Aired for a total of eight seasons from 1984 to 1992, it became the number one show in America for five straight years (1985 1989).

Latest News

Bill Cosby Releases Statement Following New Sexual Assault Allegation

February 26, 2015 09:34:00 GMT

has released a statement after another woman came forward with her story, claiming that the comedian sexually assaulted her in the past. On Wednesday, February 25, his new public-relations consultant Purpose PR Firm issued the statement which sees the embattled comedian thanking fans for their support and hinting that his Friday gig in Lafayette, Louisiana will still take place.

Bill Cosby to File Motion to Dismiss Defamation Suit Filed by Three Accusers

February 25, 2015 04:42:25 GMT

is seeking dismissal of defamation suit filed by his three accusers. His lawyer said on Tuesday, February 24 that they would ask a federal judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz. They plan to file a motion in court on Friday, February 27.

Bill Cosby Commends Eddie Murphy for Refusing to Mock Him on 'SNL 40'

February 20, 2015 03:46:14 GMT

has reacted to revelation that turned down a suggestion that he portrayed the disgraced comedian in a sketch on "" 40th anniversary special. Cosby thanks Murphy for refusing to poke fun at him, saying through a spokesperson, "I am very of Eddie and I applaud his actions."

Eddie Murphy Refused to Play Bill Cosby for 'SNL 40', Says Norm Macdonald

February 19, 2015 07:24:45 GMT

was asked to play on the 40th anniversary special of "" that aired last Sunday, February 15. Norm Macdonald made the revelation as he talked about preparations for the show in a bunch of Twitter posts he sent out on Wednesday, February 18.

Two Former Models Hold Press Conference With Gloria Allred Against Bill Cosby

February 13, 2015 07:14:14 GMT

was accused by two former models of sexual assault. Linda Brown and Lise-Lotte Lubli held a press conference with famed feminist lawyer Gloria Allred on Thursday, February 12, saying they blacked out after sipping drinks given by the comedian.

Bill Cosby Cancels Boston Shows as New Accuser Comes Forward

February 09, 2015 03:42:41 GMT

canceled two stand-up comedy performances in Boston on Sunday, February 8. He was originally scheduled to perform at The Wilbur Theater at 5:00 P.M. and at 7:45 P.M. The venue announced the news on its website, writing, "Bill Cosby shows have been cancelled. All refunds will be available at point of purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Bill Cosby Accused of Drugging and Raping Alan Ladd Jr.'s Wife Cindra

January 27, 2015 02:52:57 GMT

New woman who accuses of sexual assault has come forward. Cindra Ladd, a former entertainment executive and the wife of Hollywood producer Alan Ladd Jr., opened up about her story in a column titled "Cosby: 'Trust Me.' " published on The Huffington Post on Monday, January 26.

Jay Leno Speaks Out Against Bill Cosby, Praises Larry Wilmore

January 22, 2015 02:00:36 GMT

added his voice to the critics against . At the annual National Association of Television Program Executives conference on Wednesday, January 21, Jay was asked if he thought Bill's situation was sad.

Larry Wilmore Takes on Bill Cosby Sexual Abuse Scandal on 'The Nightly Show'

January 21, 2015 07:22:34 GMT

Larry Wilmore weighed in on another serious issue in the second episode of his "The Nightly Show" airing Tuesday, January 20. The Comedy Central host took a jab at who has been accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women, giving his own verdict on the scandal.

Lena Dunham Regrets Comparing Bill Cosby Scandal to Holocaust

January 17, 2015 20:32:32 GMT

is quick to issue an apology after her recent chat with Time Out New York was published. In the interview, the "" star discussed the sexual assault allegations against and unwittingly compared it to Holocaust, the Jewish genocide by Nazi.

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Says Comedian Wasn't at Playboy Mansion During Alleged Assault

January 17, 2015 01:42:31 GMT

has responded to Chloe Goins' sexual allegations against him. Bill's lawyer Martin Singer said in a statement released on Friday, January 16 that he had evidence that proved his client wasn't in Los Angeles the night Chloe claimed he raped her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

NBC Defends Delay to Cancel Bill Cosby's Comedy Project

January 16, 2015 22:07:18 GMT

Things got awkward at the NBC panel during the Television Critics Association when topic came up. NBC's Robert Greenblatt was asked why the network was hesitant to drop the Cosby project. The show was only canceled after multiple women stepped out with the sexual assault allegations against the comedian.

LAPD Will Investigate Bill Cosby After Accuser Chloe Goins Files Report Against Him

January 15, 2015 02:03:42 GMT

Los Angeles Police Department will investigate sexual allegations against made by former Playboy playmate Chloe Goins. Chloe and her lawyer Spencer Kuvin filed a complaint with the LAPD on Wednesday morning, January 14.

Hecklers Shout 'We Believe the Women' During Bill Cosby's Show in Hamilton

January 10, 2015 06:26:33 GMT

's show in Hamilton, Ontario was disrupted by hecklers. As Bill began his comedy acts, around 30 female protesters stood up from their seats inside the Hamilton Place and removed their coats to show the "We Believe the Women" T-shirts they wore.

Tina Fey Says 'Heck Yes' to Bill Cosby Jokes at 2015 Golden Globe Awards

January 09, 2015 18:26:21 GMT

and will not shy away from difficult topics when hosting the upcoming 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards this coming weekend. "Oh, heck yes!" Fey exclaimed in an interview with Access Hollywood when asked if they would take a dig at following his mounting sexual assault allegations.

Bill Cosby Jokes About Rape Scandal During His London Show

January 09, 2015 06:25:07 GMT

made a joke about his rape scandal during his stand-up routine at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario on Thursday night, January 8. Prior to his show, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the venue, bringing some signs and shouted "shame on you" to ticket-holders.

Hundreds of Protesters Demonstrate Ahead of Bill Cosby's Second Show in Ontario

January 09, 2015 02:20:26 GMT

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Thursday evening, January 8 outside the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario where took the stage for the second time in the city. According to CTV News, some of the protesters brought some signs and shouted "shame on you" to ticket-holders.

Phylicia Rashad Says She Was Misquoted About Her Bill Cosby Defense

January 08, 2015 06:04:07 GMT

Phylicia Rashad has clarified her controversial comments defending in her interview on "World News Tonight with David Muir" on Wednesday night, January 7. Her interview came after Gloria Allred slammed her in a press conference where three new women came forward with their allegations against Bill earlier on the day.

Three New Bill Cosby Accusers Go Public

January 08, 2015 02:08:16 GMT

Three women have come forward with their sexual assault allegations against . Appearing at a press conference organized by famed feminist attorney Gloria Allred on Wednesday, January 7, Linda Kirkpatrick, Lynn Neal and Kacey claimed they were drugged before being raped by the comedian.

Bill Cosby's On-Screen Wife Phylicia Rashad Defends the Comedian

January 07, 2015 15:56:17 GMT

Phylicia Rashad comes to 's defense against sexual assault allegations. The actress who played Bill's on-screen wife on CBS' "The Cosby Show" believes the rape accusations made by dozen of women against the comedian are part of a conspiracy to destroy his career and legacy.

Keshia Knight Pulliam Defends Bill Cosby Over His Scandal

January 06, 2015 04:14:02 GMT

Keshia Knight Pulliam has defended over rape allegations against him. In an interview with Access Hollywood on Monday, January 5, Keshia was asked about Bill's scandal. "Ultimately, I really can't speak to that," she replied, "Whoever is involved, those are the people who were there. I wasn't there."

Bill Cosby to Continue Canada Gigs Amid Sexual Assault Accusations

January 03, 2015 05:33:02 GMT

is still planning to continue his shows in Canada amid public outcry. The comedian, who has been battling sexual assault accusations made by several women, is set to perform in Kitchener, London and Hamilton on January 7, 8 and 9 respectively and he is going ahead with the shows.

Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2014

January 01, 2015 00:02:59 GMT

Stars never stop making headlines throughout the year as fans are always thirsty for stories from their idols. While last year brought sad news such as the death of in a fiery car crash and a celebrity cheating scandal, this year people witnessed considerably more crime-related news such as scandalous stories shaking players at the NFL.

Report: Bill Cosby Hires Private Investigators to Dig Up Dirt on Rape Accusers

December 29, 2014 04:19:13 GMT

hired a battalion of private investigators to dig up dirt on more than two dozens women who accused him of sexual assault, the New York Post reported. According to the site, the comedian is paying the investigators six-figure fees to find out information that might discredit his accusers.

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Threatens to Sue New York Daily News Over Katherine McKee's Rape Story

December 24, 2014 08:39:32 GMT

's lawyer Martin Singer has threatened New York Daily News after it published a rape story made by Sammy Davis Jr.'s ex-girlfriend Katherine "Kathy" McKee. According to The Hollywood reporter, Martin sent a lengthy letter to the Daily News on Monday, December 22.

Bill Cosby Accused of Raping Sammy Davis Jr.'s Ex-Girlfriend Katherine McKee

December 23, 2014 03:39:33 GMT

Another accuser has gone public. Sammy Davis Jr.'s ex-girlfriend Katherine "Kathy" McKee opened up about her story in an interview with New York Daily News, published on Monday, December 22.

Bill Cosby Addresses 'Black Media' Comments as New Accuser Comes Forward

December 20, 2014 05:31:47 GMT

's lawyer has issued a statement to USA Today regarding his client's comments to New York Post journalist Stacy Brown. The lawyer said Bill's "black media" comments to Stacy continued to be "misconstrued in a way that can only call into question the fair-mindedness of certain commentators."

Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over Judy Huth's Molestation Claim

December 17, 2014 02:05:03 GMT

will not be charged over Judy Huth's lawsuit. On Tuesday, December 16, Los Angeles prosecutors declined to file any charges against the comedian because the case was too old and surpassed the statute of limitations.

Bill Cosby's Wife Camille Defends Him From Sexual Assault Allegations

December 16, 2014 01:53:27 GMT

's wife Camille has broken her silence about sexual assault claims against him. In a statement released on Monday, December 15, Camille compared the scandal surrounding her husband to an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.

Bill Cosby's Endowed Professorship in Spelman College Is Suspended

December 15, 2014 08:46:43 GMT

Spelman College has suspended The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship, a prestigious endowed professorship named in honor of and his wife Camille, in the wake of his sexual assault scandal. Spelman announced the decision on late Sunday, December 14 on its website.

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