Bill Cosby is a famous and well-known stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He started out as a stand-up comedian and earned Grammy Award for his comedy records.
Bill Cosby Wife’s Biography and Net Worth
|Net worth||$400 M|
|Full Name||William Henry Cosby Jr.|
|Birth Date||July 12, 1937|
|Birthplace||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
Bill Cosby Career
Bill Cosby was the first Africa American who won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He won the award in 1966 and became the first African American to earn an Emmy for acting. Cosby earned a high school equivalency diploma and earned a field scholarship to Temple University. He was awarded the scholarship in 1961 and he studies physical education. He started performing on stage and left university to start a career in comedy.
Cosby was starred in 1965’s espionage series ‘I Spy’ which was aired on NBC. It was the first weekly series to have an African-American in a starring role. After the show was aired, it became a huge hit among audience and even finished in the top twenty watched shows that year. Cosby was awarded with three Emmy awards for his work on I Spy. While working on I Spy, Cosby also continued his career as a stand-up comedian. He also recorded more than a dozen record albums for Warner Bros. Records. He also had a career in singing and in 1968 he recorded Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings.
documentary titled ‘Black History
Cosby also served as a narrator for 1968’s CBS documentary titled ‘Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Stayed’. The documentary addressed representation of black people in popular culture. The documentary was a huge hit and was rebroadcasted due to its controversial nature. Cosby created a character ‘Fat Albert’ during his stand-up comedy routines and used his character to create, produce and host the animated comedy series titled ‘Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids’. The show started in 1972 and ended in 1985.
Cosby also acted in Uptown Saturday Night, Let’s Do It Again, and California Suite during 1970s. Cosby earned a Doctor of Education in 1976 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.He previously earned a Masters Of Arts in 1972. In the 1980s, Cosby served as a producer and also featured in the television sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’. The show aired in 1984 till 1992 and the show was rated the number one show in America through 1985 to 1989. Cosby was regarded as ‘America’s Dad’ because of his famous character of Cliff Huxtable in The Cosby Show.
After a successful career in the entertainment industry as a writer, comedian, and actor, in 2014 he was accused with various allegations of sexual assault. The allegations were highly publicized during the success of Metoo movement. He was convicted of aggravated indecent assault in 2018. Cosby faced imprisonment but was vacated in 2021.
Bill Cosby Net Worth
With the huge amount of success Cosby gained as an actor and comedian. The 85 year old comedian has been able to gain an estimated net worth of 400 million dollars. Cosby has a career in entertainment industry which spanned for decades. However, his name and reputation was tarnished after the Metoo movement. But still he has been able to maintain a massive income.
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