Bill Cosby

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William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender.wikipedia
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I Spy (1965 TV series)

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He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1965, Cosby was cast alongside Robert Culp in the I Spy espionage adventure series on NBC.
I Spy is an American secret-agent adventure television series that ran for three seasons on NBC from September 15, 1965 to April 15, 1968 and teamed US intelligence agents Kelly Robinson (Robert Culp) and Alexander "Scotty" Scott (Bill Cosby), traveling undercover as international "tennis bums".

The Cosby Show

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Beginning in the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in the television sitcom The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for 1985 through 1989.
The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.

Bill Cosby sexual assault cases

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Cosby's reputation was tarnished during the mid-2010s by numerous women who made sexual assault accusations against him, the earliest dating back decades.
American comedian Bill Cosby has been the subject of publicized sexual assault allegations throughout his personal life, with the earliest incidents allegedly taking place in the mid-1960s.

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He also starred in The Cosby Mysteries from 1994 to 1995 and in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000, and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things from 1998 to 2000.
The program starred Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad, who had previously worked together in the 1984–1992 NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.

Kids Say the Darndest Things

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He also starred in The Cosby Mysteries from 1994 to 1995 and in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000, and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things from 1998 to 2000.
Kids Say the Darndest Things is an American comedy series hosted by Bill Cosby that aired on CBS from January 9, 1998 to June 23, 2000.

The Bill Cosby Show

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He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971.
It marked Bill Cosby's first solo foray in television, after his co starring role with Robert Culp in I Spy.

The Cosby Mysteries

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He also starred in The Cosby Mysteries from 1994 to 1995 and in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000, and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things from 1998 to 2000.
The Cosby Mysteries is an American mystery drama television series that starred Bill Cosby that aired on NBC from January 31, 1994 to April 12, 1995.

Hungry i

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Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s.
The hungry i and Banducci were instrumental in the careers of actor/comic Ronnie Schell, comic Bill Cosby, comic Lenny Bruce, and minister Malcolm Boyd.

To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With

His album To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With was number one on Spin magazine's list of "The 40 Greatest Comedy Albums of All Time", calling it "stand-up comedy's masterpiece".
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With is the sixth comedy album by Bill Cosby, and his eighth album overall.

Robert Culp

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In 1965, Cosby was cast alongside Robert Culp in the I Spy espionage adventure series on NBC.
Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I Spy (1965–1968), the espionage television series in which co-star Bill Cosby and he played secret agents.

Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!

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This led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, who, in 1964, released his debut LP Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!, the first of a series of comedy albums.
Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow...Right! is the debut album release by Bill Cosby.

A Different World

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Cosby produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which aired from 1987 to 1993.

Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings

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He also began to dabble in singing, recording Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings in 1967.
Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings (1967) is the sixth album by Bill Cosby.

Warner Records

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This led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, who, in 1964, released his debut LP Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!, the first of a series of comedy albums.
Bill Cosby broke through soon after and he continued the label's dream run with comedy LPs into the late 1960s, releasing a string of highly successful albums on Warner Bros. over the next six years, alongside his groundbreaking career as a TV actor.

Bill Cosby 77

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In 2014, Cosby was set to release his new standup special Bill Cosby 77 on Netflix.
Bill Cosby 77 is an unreleased 2014 stand-up comedy film featuring Bill Cosby, filmed before a live audience at the San Francisco Jazz Center in California.

Tetragrammaton Records

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Tetragrammaton Records, a division of the Campbell, Silver, Cosby (CSC) Corporation – the Los Angeles-based production company founded by Cosby, his manager Roy Silver, and filmmaker Bruce Post Campbell – produced films as well as records, including Cosby's television specials, the Fat Albert cartoon special and series, and several motion pictures.
Tetragrammaton Records was an American record label founded in 1968 by music industry executives Roy Silver, Bruce Post Campbell, Marvin Deane, and comedian Bill Cosby.

The Gaslight Cafe

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He lined up stand-up jobs at clubs in Philadelphia and then in New York City, where he appeared at The Gaslight Cafe beginning in 1961.
Among those who performed at the Gaslight were Bill Cosby; Bob Dylan; Luke Faust, a five-string banjo player and singer who sang Appalachian ballads; Len Chandler; Paul Clayton; Luke Askew; Wavy Gravy; Bruce Springsteen.

Mother, Jugs & Speed

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During the 1970s, Cosby and other African-American actors, including Sidney Poitier, joined forces to make some successful comedy films to counter the violent "blaxploitation" films of the era, such as Uptown Saturday Night in 1974; Let's Do It Again in 1975; and in 1976, Mother, Jugs & Speed, co-starring Raquel Welch and Harvey Keitel.
It stars Bill Cosby (Mother), Raquel Welch (Jugs), Harvey Keitel (Speed), and Larry Hagman as employees of an independent ambulance service trying to survive in Los Angeles.

Let's Do It Again (1975 film)

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During the 1970s, Cosby and other African-American actors, including Sidney Poitier, joined forces to make some successful comedy films to counter the violent "blaxploitation" films of the era, such as Uptown Saturday Night in 1974; Let's Do It Again in 1975; and in 1976, Mother, Jugs & Speed, co-starring Raquel Welch and Harvey Keitel.
Let's Do It Again is a 1975 American action crime comedy film directed by and starring Sidney Poitier and co-starring Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker, among an all-star black cast.

Uptown Saturday Night

During the 1970s, Cosby and other African-American actors, including Sidney Poitier, joined forces to make some successful comedy films to counter the violent "blaxploitation" films of the era, such as Uptown Saturday Night in 1974; Let's Do It Again in 1975; and in 1976, Mother, Jugs & Speed, co-starring Raquel Welch and Harvey Keitel.
Uptown Saturday Night is a 1974 American action comedy crime film written by Richard Wesley and directed by and starring Sidney Poitier, with Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte co-starring.

Michael Eric Dyson

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Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson said it was one of "the rare exceptions when Cosby took off the gloves and blinders, to discuss race in public with candor and discernment."
Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton Ph.D. and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two", Dyson has authored or edited more than twenty books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Marvin Gaye, Barack Obama, Nas's debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, Tupac Shakur and Hurricane Katrina.

Bill Cosby: Himself

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In 1983, Cosby released the concert film Bill Cosby: Himself; it is widely regarded as "the greatest comedy concert film ever."
Bill Cosby: Himself is a 1983 stand-up comedy film featuring Bill Cosby.

Camille Cosby

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The show had parallels to Cosby's actual family life: like the characters Cliff and Clair Huxtable, Cosby and his wife Camille were college educated and financially successful, and they had five children.
Camille Olivia Cosby (née Hanks; born March 20, 1944 ) is an American television producer, author, philanthropist, and the wife of comedian Bill Cosby.

Clair Huxtable

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The show had parallels to Cosby's actual family life: like the characters Cliff and Clair Huxtable, Cosby and his wife Camille were college educated and financially successful, and they had five children.
Created by comedian Bill Cosby, Clair is based on Cosby's own wife, Camille.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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I Spy finished among the twenty most-watched shows that year, and Cosby would be honored with three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.