Who is Bill Cosby?
He is an American retired stand-up comedian, actor, and author who is active for the last six decades. He is most famous for his American Television sitcom “The Cosby Show” created by himself in 1984. He has won the Grammy award for best comedy album multiple times, winning the category consecutively from 1965 to 1970.
He was born on 12th July 1937 in Philadelphia, is a city in the state of Pennsylvania of the United States. His father’s name is William Henry Cosby Sr & Mother Anna Pearl. He attended Philadelphia’s Central High School and later on transferred to Germantown High School where he failed in the tenth grade.
In 1956 he started his career in the Navy as a hospital corpsman at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Again he started his High School equivalent diploma courses through correspondence. He was awarded a track and field scholarship to Temple University in physical education in 1961.
In 1965 he was cast opposite American actor and screenwriter Robert Culp in the American secret agent Adventure television series “I Spy” on American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network National Broadcasting Company(NBC). That same year, he received an award at the Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
In 1969 he started his self-titled American Sitcom television series. After the show left the air he again started his graduation level education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At the age of thirty-five in 1972 he received the degree Master of Arts from the same University.
In 1976 he perform in the American crime comedy movie “A Piece of the Action” & the American comedy movie “California Suite”. But his best success in television to date comes in 1984 in September month with a self-titled American Television sitcom. The series was an immediate success, debuting near the top of the ratings and staying there for most of its eight-season run.
In 1996 he started up a new show for CBS with the American singer-actress Phylicia Rashad. But after the four-season, it was cancelled.
He married American Television producer and philanthropist Camille Hanks on 25th January e 1964. They have five children Erika Ranee Cosby (born 1965), Erinn (born 1966), Ensa (born 1973), and Evin (1976).
He has also become an active member of an American nonprofit organisation based in Manhattan “The Jazz Foundation of America”.
He is a supporter of Temple University’s Temple Owls Athletic team. Apart from this, He is also a member of the Historically African American fraternity “Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc”.He was included in the fraternity’s Beta Alpha Alpha graduate chapter in White Plains is a city in Westchester county New York.
He has received various kinds of awards for his comedy albums. He has received nineteen Grammy Awards, for the Best comedy album from 1965 to 1970. He received another two Grammy awards for Best Children’s Album for “Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs” in 1972 & the American children’s education Television series “The Electric Company” in 1973. He has also received the primetime Emmy award for nominations, receiving three consecutive awards for his leading performance in the drama series “I Spy” from 1966 to 1968. He also becomes the first African American actor to do so.
Apart from this, he has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.
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|Age||83 years. (As of 2021).|
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|Weight||84 Kg / 185.19 Lbs|
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Who is Bill Cosby?
He is an American retired stand-up comedian.
Where was Bill Cosby born?
Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, United States.
Who is Bill Cosby’s wife?
American Television producer and philanthropist Camille Hanks.
How much is the age of Bill Cosby?
83 years. (As of 2021).
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