One of the most prolific comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has dazzled generations of fans with his comedy routines, also captured on his iconic albums and best-selling books such as Fatherhood and the groundbreaking television series The Cosby Show. His comedy transcends age, gender, and cultural barriers. The former Navy serviceman’s illustrious list of accomplishments includes roles on the children’s educational show Electric Company, and creating and producing the Emmy Award-winning Little Bill, which is based on his best selling book series.
For his philanthropic efforts and positive influence as a performer and author, Cosby was honored with a Kennedy Center Honors Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor) the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the Marian Anderson Award. He is the first life-long Philadelphian to receive this award given to individuals who have helped change society through their art and the courage of their convictions.
In the publishing world, he has shattered records with each of his books. “Fatherhood,” published by Doubleday/Dolphin in May 1986, became the fastest-selling hardcover book of all time. Booking Bill always assures a packed house and a most memorable event. He has been a sought-after spokesman, and has endorsed a number of products, including Jell-O, Kodak film, Ford, Texas Instruments, and Coca-Cola, including New Coke. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante included him in his book, the 100 Greatest African Americans.
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Bill Cosby Live!
An Evening with Bill Cosby
Love and Marriage