Bill Cosby who is also called as entertainer of the decade has starred in live performances and films, recorded albums, written books, and created television shows. One of his long-running, hugely popular was The Cosby Show which topped the television ratings from its debut in 1984 to 1992.
William Henry Cosby Jr. was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 1937.His mother was Anna and his father William Cosby. Bill was regarded as a comedian since his childhood. He loved to enjoy the comedy of Sid Caesar (1922–). In high school he was captain of the track and football teams, and also played basketball and baseball.
He first joined the stage as a stand-up comedian during his college times . By his early twenties, he had appeared in a number of television variety programmes including ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and ‘The Johnny Carson Show’. However, his big break came in 1965 in which he acted as Alexander Scott in ‘I Spy and won numerous Emmys for his performance.
In 1969, he started his own series, ‘The Bill Cosby Show’. He was also one of the major characters on the children’s television show ‘The Electric Company’ .He also created the humorous educational cartoon series ‘Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids’. It was all about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby also acted in many films, although none has received the acclaim of his television work. He also produced the TV series ‘A Different World’ in 1987 which concentrated on young people and education.
The late 1990s brought trouble for Cosby as 1997 only son, Ennis, was shot to death in a random act of violence.
Cosby has received a number of awards during his career and in October 2009, the comedian was presented with the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humour.
We have his famous sayings as quotes on success and quotes on life.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
The worst thing to do is to die while reading LIFE magazine.
When you introduce competition into the public school system, most studies show that schools start to do better when they are competing for students.
Sigmund Freud once said, “What do women want?” The only thing I have learned in fifty-two years is that women want men to stop asking dumb questions like that.
The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.
Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.
You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.
When you become senile, you won’t know it.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and…mothers. Only your grandmother and Genghis Khan know how to do it.
Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
A grandchild is God’s reward for raising a child.
Gray hair is Gods graffiti.
A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise.
All Children Have Brain Damage!
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.
If you want to be seen, stand up. If you want to be heard, speak up. If you want to be appreciated, shut up.
Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you’re pouring, or drinking.
Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework.