Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is known as an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and author. He is most famous for his sitcom, The Cosby Show, and his crimes as a sexual predator.

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Background and Age

Bill Cosby was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has three brothers and was raised by his mother Anna Pearl and his father William Henry Cosby Sr. He was the oldest of his siblings and experienced his childhood in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood. At the start of Bill's life, his family had the choice to get by, financially, yet the family's money started to slip when Cosby's father, William Cosby Sr., started drinking heavily. After his father enrolled in the U.S. Nacy, Cosby turned into a parental figure to his kin. Cosby's mother, Anna, worked cleaning houses. He and his family furthermore ended up living in the Richard Allen Homes, a low-pay dwelling project. At 8 years of age, Cosby persevered through a phenomenal disaster when his brother James, the second oldest of the youngsters, died.

With money becoming an issue for his family, Cosby started cleaning shoes and worked at a general store during his middle school years. Despite their hardships, Cosby's mother centered her children around education and learning. Sher read books to Bill and his brothers, including the Bible and works by Mark Twain.

Cosby attended Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia where he was captain of both the baseball and track and field teams. Cosby enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and served as a hospital corpsman at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the Naval Station Argentia in Newfoundland, Canada, and the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland. Cosby was awarded a scholarship for track and field at Temple University in 1961 where he ran track and played football.

After graduating, Cosby worked as a bartender at a Philadelphia club where he discovered he had a knack for making people laugh.

Career and Net Worth

Bill Cosby began pursuing a career in comedy and performed stand-up at clubs in Philadelphia and New York City. He went on to appear in the 1965 series "I Spy" and the film "Fat Albert". He eventually landed his own comedy sitcom called "The Cosby Show". The famous program drew fans with its warm amusingness and interesting conditions. Cosby's character, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, happened to the most standard fathers in TV history. He furthermore filled in as a parental figure to his young co-stars, including Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Keshia Knight Pulliam on set.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Cosby married Camille Hanks on January 25, 1964. They ended up having five children together. They raised four daughters and one son.

Legal Problems

In 2018, Cosby was convicted of drugging and raping several women. He was sentenced to three to ten years in prison. He was prosecuted on three charges and said he would like to serve his full ten-year prison sentence than show any regret. In November 2019, Cosby made this point explicitly clear in an interview from his prison cell.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 12 Jul, 1937
Age: 82 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Philadelphia
Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Temple University
Gender: Male
Spouse: Camille Cosby [M. 1964]
Net Worth 2021: 400 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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