Bill Cosby
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This great man was a drop out of high school in the 50s, then he decide to join the Navy. Years later, he went to college on a football scholarship. During his sophomore year he decided to drop out to start doing stand up comedy. Cosby started performing stand-up routines, which were a nightclub a big crowned pleaser in the '60s. Within a couple of years, he was co-starring with 
Robert Culp in the adventure series "I Spy," which lasted for two years. His peformance earned three of his five Emmys and  earned him a spot as the first black man to do a dramitac series.Cosby's stature at that time was a breakthrough for blacks, and he continued to press the frontier with television and comedy successes (his comedy albums were frequent Grammy honorees).

In the '70s, Cosby returned to school to get his doctorate in education, and has remained involved in 
education, frequently donating large sums to educational institutions. He has  donated  $20 million 
to Spellman College in Atlanta in 1989.

During the '80s, the endearing comedian had the nation's top-rated TV series, The Cosby Show,and he was Madison Avenue's favorite pitchman.

His series of humorous books about the vicissitudes of just everyday life, starting with Fatherhood, were stunningly successful best-sellers. Nevertheless, not all of his television launches got past lift-off, and big-screen success has always been elusive. 

"Leonard Part 6," which he also produced, was a big-screen bomb. 

In his latest television series, Cosby re-teams  with Phylicia Rashad, his Cosby Show wife.

Fate dealt a cruel blow to Cosby in January 1997 when his son Ennis, a 27-year-old doctoral student of special education at Columbia University, was killed by a gunshot when he was 
changing one of his tires.

Cosby's troubles were compounded dramatically mere hours after the tragic slaying of Ennis, when 
two extortionists, Autumn Jackson and Jose Medina, attempted to bilk $40 million out of him by threatening to tell a tabloid newspaper that Jackson is Cosby's illegitimate daughter. The suspects were arrested two days later. Although he admitted to having had a "rendezvous" with Jackson's 
mother around the time of her conception, Cosby denied being the 22-year-old woman's father and thought he was not, he helped the family out during the child's years.

The issue of paternity was ruled an irrelevant matter in the ensuing criminal trial, during which Cosby testified that he had provided more than $100,000 in financial support to Jackson over the years, and that he had told 
her, "I will be for you a father figure, but I am not your father."

Jackson and Medina were 
ultimately found guilty on charges of conspiracy, extortion, and crossing state lines to commit a crime; Jackson received a 26-month jail sentence,  a term less than half the recommended 
minimum yet far below the maximum penalty of a 12-year prison term and possible fines of up to 
$750,000 dollars.

Although Cosby has been outspoken about his dissatisfaction with his current sitcom's relatively 
low ratings, he persevered in his work throughout the long, difficult ordeals of 1997, and signed on with CBS not just for another season of Cosby, but also as host of a series of "Kids Say the 
Darndest Things" specials (which is very good and you should catch it if you get a chance), which 
follow the time-honored format engendered by the classic Art Linkletter series of the same name.

Bill Cosby, what a great man. Thorough the setbacks and battles he's had to overcome, he has become one of the most respected man in America.

To me he is more than a father and more than a actor. He is an icon in every way, and for that, I honor him and make this Website, for he is a great man and there will be no other. He is the great Bill Cosby.That's all left to say.

Bill Cosby
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