Bill Cosby

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby Full Name: Bill Cosby
Nationality: American

Profession: Actor/Comedian
Why Famous: Began his career as a stand up comedian before moving into television (I spy). Performed in and produced children's TV shows (The Electric Company') before creating hugely successful "The Cosby Show" (1984-1992), significant for featuring an affluent African American family.

Born: July 12, 1937 (79 years old)
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Married Life

  • 1964-01-25 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks

Historical Events in the Life of Bill Cosby

  • 1970-05-16 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70
  • 1976-06-12 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46
  • 1986-03-13 12th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV)
  • 1987-03-14 13th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)
  • 1988-03-13 14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)
  • 1989-03-12 15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
  • 1990-03-11 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
  • 1992-03-17 18th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)
  • 1997-07-25 Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
  • 1997-12-12 Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him
  • 2014-12-02 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations
  • 2015-07-23 Supreme Court rejects Bill Cosby's petition against a civil case of his alleged sexual of 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974
  • 2016-05-24 Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown