Facts About Bill Cosby
|85 Years Old
|William Henry Cosby, Jr.
|Actor , Table Tennis Player
|Place Of Birth
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the U.S.
|William Henry Cosby
|Mary Channing Wister Public School
|Philadelphia's Central High School
|6 ft 1 in
|5: Erika (b. 1965), Erinn (b. 1966), Ennis (1969-1997), Ensa (1973-2018), and Evin (b. 1976)
|His television sitcom "The Cosby Show", which aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for 1984 through 1989
William Henry Cosby Jr. famed as Bill Cosby is a famous and well-known American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, as well as a convicted sex offender. From the year 1960, he began his journey to his career as a stand-up comic and later landed in the television show "I Spy". His image was ruined from the year 2010 due to high publicization of sexual assault accusations where more than 50 women have accused him of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. He was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on 26th April 2018.
Bill Cosby sexual assault cases
Judge to sentence Bill Cosby for sexual assault, capping his downfall. He will be sentenced Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia 14 years ago. Prosecutors have asked that he be sentenced to a maximum: 10 years in prison.
Bill has been the subject of highly publicized sexual assault allegations. Numerous women have accused Cosby of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. In December 2015, three Class II felony charges of aggravated indecent assault were filed against Cosby in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. His first trial was in June 2017 and ended in a mistrial. In a retrial by a jury, he was found guilty on 26th April 2018, of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. On 24th September 2018, a judge sentenced Cosby to less than three years in prison.
His television sitcom "The Cosby Show", which aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for 1984 through 1989.
Early Life of Bill Cosby
On 12th July 1937, Bill Cosby was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the U.S. He is the son of William Henry Cosby and Anna Pearl, his parents. His mother is a maid and his father served as a mess steward in the U.S. Navy.
Moving towards his education, he went to Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia. He was the class president as well as the captain of both the baseball and track and field teams at school. Later, he went to Philadelphia's Central High School, a magnet school. He then transferred to Germantown High School but failed the tenth grade and quit school. Cosby earned his high school equivalency diploma through correspondence courses and was awarded a track and field scholarship to Temple University in the year 1961.
Bill Cosby's Show & Stand-up career
- Bill began his career after his education and went to pursue his career in comedy and 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 the year 1961.
- In the year 1963, he received national exposure on NBC's "The Tonight Show" which led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, and released his debut LP "Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!" in the year 1964.
- 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".
- In the year 1983, he released the concert film "Bill Cosby: Himself" which is widely regarded as "the greatest comedy concert film ever".
- After that, he performed his first TV stand-up special in 30 years entitled "Bill Cosby: Far From Finished" on 23rd November 2013 which was performed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on 2nd May 2015.
- He was set to release his new standup special "Bill Cosby 77" on Netflix but the release of the film was canceled due to allegations of sexual assault against Cosby.
- In the year 1965, he appeared on the "I Spy" espionage adventure series on NBC which became the first weekly dramatic television series to feature an African-American in a starring role and was honored with three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
- In the year 1967, he recorded "Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings" and in the year 1968, he made a 5-year extension contract with Warner Bros with a fee of $3.5 Million.
- In the year 1968, he narrated "Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed", a CBS documentary addressing the representation of blacks in popular culture.
- The most successful of his television programming was the Saturday-morning cartoon, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, hosted by him and based on his own childhood which ran from 1972 to 1979, and as The New Fat Albert Show in 1979, and The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
- He then appeared in comedy films which include blaxploitation, Uptown Saturday Night, Let's do it again, and more.
- His greatest television success came in September 1984 with the debut of "The Cosby Show".
- In the year 1996, he started up a new show for CBS, "Cosby".
- In May 2007, he spoke at the commencement of High Point University.
- In the year 2009, he hosted a comedy gala at Montreal's "Just for Laughs", the largest comedy festival in the world.
- On 19th November 2014, NBC scrapped Cosby's new show after accusations resurfaced that he sexually assaulted and raped women.
- On 23rd January 2018, his last known standup performance prior to his conviction was held at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia.
Is Bill Cosby still married?
Bill is a married man. He married Camille Hanks on 25th January 1964. The couple is blessed with 5 children named Erika (b. 1965), Erinn (b. 1966), Ennis (1969-1997), Ensa (1973-2018), and Evin (b. 1976). Ennis was murdered on 16th January 1997 and Ensa died of renal disease on 23rd February 2018 while awaiting a kidney transplant. Currently, they are living peaceful life.
Bill Cosby Net Worth
Being a famous comedian, an actor as well as an author, his net worth is sure in Million. His current net worth is estimated to have around $400 Million as of 2018. His salary is not revealed yet and will be updated soon. He is earning a good amount of money from her work and he is satisfied with his earning. More information can be obtained through a wiki.
Bill Cosby Height & Weight
Bill has got a very attractive body. He has a perfect height standing at 6 ft 1 inch tall and a balanced weight of 185 pounds. He has a healthy and balanced body.
Trivias About Bill Cosby You Need To Know.
- His image were ruined from the year 2010 due to high publicize of sexual assault accusations where more than 50 women have accused him of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct.
- He was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on 26th April 2018.
- Prosecutors have asked that he will be sentenced to the maximum: 10 years in prison.
- He was the class president as well as the captain of both the baseball and track and field teams at school.
- The most successful of his television programming was Saturday-morning cartoon, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.