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Bill Cosby

Born: July 12, 1937 (age 81) in Philadelphia

Bill Cosby

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William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist.

Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy.

During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's television series The Electric Company.

Cosby is known for creating the cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in an urban area.

Cosby has also been a film actor.

Beginning in the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in a sitcom, The Cosby Show; the show aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for five years, 1984 through 1989.

The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family.

He produced the Cosby Show spin-off sitcom A Different World.

He starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000 and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons, from 1998-2000.

In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

His dissertation discussed the use of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a teaching tool in elementary schools.


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Bill Cosby's Lawyers Officially Appeal for Retrial With Details of Judge's Errors

Two months after they filed to overturn Cosby's sexual assault conviction, the lawyers for the 81-year-old argue that Judge Steven O'Neill committed 11 legal errors during the trial.
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Bill Cosby denied bail while he appeals sex-crimes conviction

The TV icon-turned-convicted sexual predator is not getting out of prison on bail while he appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled.
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Bill Cosby Denied Bail [Video]Bill Cosby Denied Bail  00:38

Philadelphia — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction. Award-winning South African films you can..

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Cosby's Bid For Release [Video]Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Cosby's Bid For Release  00:28

Bill Cosby won't be out on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction.

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Cosby Files Appeal Over Sexual Assault Conviction [Video]Cosby Files Appeal Over Sexual Assault Conviction  00:34

According to Newser, Bill Cosby's attorneys have filed an appeal for his sexual assault conviction. An eight page court filing alleges that 11 errors took place during Cosby's trial, including mistakes..

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Cosby Lawyers Detail 11 Alleged Trial Errors As They Appeal [Video]Cosby Lawyers Detail 11 Alleged Trial Errors As They Appeal  00:24

A jury convicted the 81-year-old Cosby this spring of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004, in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

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Cosby's Attorneys Want To Appeal His Sexual Assault Conviction [Video]Cosby's Attorneys Want To Appeal His Sexual Assault Conviction  00:46

Reuters reported that Bill Cosby's attorneys have outlined their grounds for appealing his sexual assault conviction. They claim there were errors in legal procedure that may have biased the jury which..

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'Baby Its Cold Outside' Banned From Some Radio Stations [Video]'Baby Its Cold Outside' Banned From Some Radio Stations  02:13

The song was banned by a radio station in Cleveland for its "manipulative" date scenario, prompting a larger debate.

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Court says no bail as Cosby appeals sex assault conviction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction. The order from the court issued Friday..
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Bill Cosby’s Appeal Cites 11 ‘Errors’ by Trial Judge

The imprisoned entertainer, who was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, says in court papers that he did not receive a fair trial.
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ShowBiz Minute: Ty Dolla $ign, Cosby, Obama

Rapper Ty Dolla $ign indicted on felony drug charges; Bill Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal; Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum. (Dec. 12)
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Bill Cosby's lawyer outlines 11 alleged trial errors in appeal

Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year..
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Cosby's lawyers cite grounds for appealing sexual assault conviction

Attorneys for Bill Cosby outlined their grounds on Tuesday for appealing his sexual assault conviction, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that may have biased the jury and warrant a new..
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Cosby Lawyers Appeal Conviction, Listing 11 Alleged Trial Errors

Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday filed a list of nearly a dozen alleged trial errors as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and...
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Bill Cosby's latest move to overturn sex-crimes conviction lists 'trial errors' by judge

Imprisoned Bill Cosby's latest team of lawyers pressed his appeal of his sex-crimes conviction by listing alleged 'errors' by his trial judge.
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Bill Cosby Is to Blame for ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Ban, Says Songwriter’s Daughter

bill cosby is to blame for ‘baby it’s cold outside’ ban, says songwriter’s daughter
The banning of the holiday classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because critics suggest it alludes to date rape is ruffling the songwriter’s daughter, who blames the turn of events on Bill..
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Sexist or Feminist? 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Bans Polarize Listeners

sexist or feminist? 'baby it's cold outside' bans polarize listeners
Watch VideoThe song "Baby It's Cold Outside" is a holiday playlist staple. But this season, radio stations are reconsidering whether they should play it. The public debate kicked off this year when..
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