Poll: Cliff Huxtable is No. 1 TV dad

Poll: Cliff Huxtable is No. 1 TV dad

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 19 (UPI) -- Bill Cosby's small-screen alter ego Cliff Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" is America's favorite television dad, a Harris poll indicated.
Cosby urges parent-child communication

Cosby urges parent-child communication

CLEVELAND, May 24 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby said during an appearance in Cleveland that parents need to better communicate with their children on history and sex risks.
Obama, D.C., fete Ted Kennedy

Obama, D.C., fete Ted Kennedy

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and an all-star lineup of political figures and entertainers saluted Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., Sunday to celebrate his 77th birthday.
Bill Cosby giving university dog mascot

Bill Cosby giving university dog mascot

PITTSBURGH, March 26 (UPI) -- Carnegie Mellon University said comedian and Philadelphia native Bill Cosby is giving the Pittsburgh school its first official live mascot, a Scottish terrier.
Producer brings stars out for Franklin

Producer brings stars out for Franklin

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Record producer Phil Ramone says this weekend's MusicCares tribute to Aretha Franklin in Los Angeles will give props to the Queen of Soul's celebrated career.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008.
By United Press International

Johnny Carson named No. 1 TV icon

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The late U.S. comedian and talk-show host Johnny Carson has been named TV Land and Entertainment Weekly's No. 1 television icon.

Bill Cosby calls for men to be fathers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Entertainer Bill Cosby Sunday said many ills in U.S. black families can be traced to children raised without fathers, many of whom are incarcerated.

Cosby: Kids not getting good foundations

CLEVELAND, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Comedian and activist Bill Cosby says many of the problems plaguing the young in the United States stem from a lack of parenting.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2007.

Cosby: It's time to step up

ATLANTA, June 28 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby turns serious when it comes to discussing what's wrong with American society and how to fix it.

Cosby: Act now to curb gun violence

PHILADELPHIA, June 5 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby marched through Philadelphia neighborhoods to rally residents against gun violence and challenge those waiting for divine intervention.

Cosby offers advice to released convict

DETROIT, March 24 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby recently offered a piece of fatherly advice to convicted murderer Nathaniel Abraham after he finished serving his 10-year prison sentence. The former "Cosby Show" star took time out from a speaking engagement entitled "My Life: Who's i

No joke, Cosby's dog could be top dog

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Hey, hey, hey, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York became another stage for Bill Cosby with his dog as the headliner.
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Bill Cosby
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)

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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