US actor and comedian
starred in television series "I Spy" 1965-1968 (as Alexander Scott
1st black starring role in a television drama series), starred in and eponym of television series "The Bill Cosby Show" 1969-1971, "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" 1972-1979 (as host), "The Cosby Show" 1984-1992 (as Heathcliff Huxtable), "The Cosby Mysteries" 1994 (as Guy Hanks), "Cosby" 1996-2000 (as Hilton Lucas), starred in movies "The Devil and Max Devlin" 1981 (as Barney Smith), "Leonard Part 6" 1987 (as Leonard Parker), "Ghost Dad" 1990 (as Elliot)
Spingarn Medal 1985
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- "The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it."
- "People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often...'And we wish you Godspeed.'It is a warning, Godpeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices."
- "You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything --even poverty--you can survive it."
- "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
- "A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice."