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Bill Cosby wanted 'Cosby Show' to 'take the house back' from the kids

Bill Cosby wanted 'Cosby Show' to 'take the house back' from the kids

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian, educator and author Bill Cosby says it was important to him the lead characters on "The Cosby Show" were good parents.

Who is winning the pre-talk coin toss in Syria?

HERNDON, Va., June 4 (UPI) -- Western countries must decide whether to aid Syrian rebels or give a huge advantage to Syria President Bashar Assad heading into multinational talks.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Quaid buys $3.1M home for ex, kids

Quaid buys $3.1M home for ex, kids

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Actor Dennis Quaid bought a $3.1 million house in Los Angeles for his soon-to-be ex-wife and five-year-old twins to live in, legal documents indicate.
Iranian demagogues say the darndest things!

Iranian demagogues say the darndest things!

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- As the latest sanctions were imposed against Iran in a continuing effort to force it to end its push to develop nuclear weapons, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said something which again demonstrates his detachment from reality.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
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Betty White celebrating 90th birthday -- again

Betty White celebrating 90th birthday -- again

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes and Bill Clinton are to honor U.S. actress Betty White during her 2nd annual 90th birthday special, NBC announced.
RTW as a false alarm

RTW as a false alarm

With nods, winks and nudges, Republicans in Michigan assaulted their union member constituents on Tuesday.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
DeGeneres is winner of Mark Twain Prize

DeGeneres is winner of Mark Twain Prize

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres wins the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for her "unique contributions" to comedy, Washington's Kennedy Center chairman said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2012.
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School to name center after Cosbys

School to name center after Cosbys

BALTIMORE, March 31 (UPI) -- A Baltimore Catholic high school said it will name its community center after comedian-actor Bill Cosby and his wife Camille, the school's largest donors.
MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech headed to Grammy Hall of Fame

MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech headed to Grammy Hall of Fame

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech are to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, organizers said.
Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
TV Land Awards show moving to NYC

TV Land Awards show moving to NYC

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The 9th annual TV Land Awards ceremony is to be held in New York for the first time, the network's president, Larry W. Jones, has announced.
Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Comedian and author Bill Cosby was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded ceremony in Washington.

Bill Cosby to be honored at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Comic actor Bill Cosby says he is honored to have been tabbed to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
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Bill Cosby, Camille Cosby and Ruby Dee arrive on the red carpet for the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary Gala at the Apollo Theater in New York City on June 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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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 various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own series, the situation comedy The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major characters on the children's television series The Electric Company for 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 has also acted in a number of films.

During the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in what is considered to be one of the decade's defining sitcoms, The Cosby Show, which aired eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. 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.

He has been a sought-after spokesman, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola, including New Coke. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans.

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