Cosby rep denies year-old sex accusation

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby is denying a female acquaintance's accusation that he drugged and groped her in his Philadelphia area home last year.

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Cosby speaks to packed house in Detroit

DETROIT, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Bill Cosby told a standing-room-only audience in Detroit this week that African-Americans must take responsibility for solving their own problems.

Oprah Winfrey top TV personality

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Celebrities make cards to benefit charity

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. celebrities have become artistic to combat pancreatic cancer by designing one-of-a-kind holiday greeting cards and auctioning them online.

Don Rickles inks Atlantic City deal

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Don Rickles will perform at Resorts Atlantic City for the first time in 15 years, a publicist for the entertainer said Monday.

Bill Cosby returning to series TV?

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Bill Cosby could be returning to prime time network series TV, Daily Variety said Wednesday. The paper said Cosby is collaborating with "Reba" writer Chris Case for a half-hour comedy based on his recent best-seller, "Congratulations! Now What?: A Book fo

Cosby to raise money for slavery museum

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Bill Cosby says he has committed himself to 10 performances for raising money for the U.S. National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg, Va.

Analysis: Influential Kennedy honorees

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kennedy Center honorees are always, by definition, leading artists in their field, but this year's class may be a more influential group than most.
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Feature: Five minutes with the president

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- While President George W. Bush contemplated what he would say to voters in his acceptance speech at Madison Square Garden, an entertainment industry organization that advocates for First Amendment freedom promoted a book of essays in which celebrities ima
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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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