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When was Bill Cosby born?
A: July 12, 1937.
Where did Bill Cosby get his start in stand-up comedy?
A: At the Hungry I in San Francisco and various other clubs.
Cosby landed a starring role in what 1960s hit action show?
A: I Spy.
What is Bill Cosby’s father’s name?
A: William Henry Cosby Sr.
Bill was one of the major performers on what children's
A: The Electric Company.
Bill Cosby was the captain of what athletic teams at Mary
Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia?
A: The baseball team and the track and field team.
What spin-off sitcom show did Bill Cosby produce?
A: A Different World.
What educational cartoon comedy series about a group of
young friends growing up in the city was created by Bill Cosby?
A: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
In what city was Bill Cosby raised?
A: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1972, what did Mr. Cosby receive from the University of
A: An MA.
How many seasons did The Cosby Show air?
A: Eight seasons from 1984 to
The Cosby Show was the number one show in America for how
many straight years?
A: Five straight years (1985–89).
How many seasons did Bill host “Kids Say the Darndest
A: For two seasons.
In the summer of 1963, Bill received national exposure on
what TV program?
A: NBC's The Tonight Show.
In 1976, Cosby earned a Doctor of Education degree from
A: University of Massachusetts Amherst.
How many brothers does Bill Cosby have?
What is Bill Cosby’s mother name?
A: Anna Pearl.
Cosby’s teachers noted his propensity for what, rather than
A: Clowning around.
What grade in high school did Bill Cosby fail?
A: The tenth grade.
After failing the tenth grade he got a job as an
apprentice at a what?
A: A shoe repair shop.
Which branch of the military did Bill Cosby serve in?
A: The Navy.
The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that
have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for how many consecutive seasons?
Cosby won a track and field scholarship to what school in
A: Philadelphia's Temple University in 1961–62.
Cosby lined up standup jobs at clubs in Philadelphia and
soon was off to New York City, where he appeared where starting in 1962?
A: The Gaslight Café.
This led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records,
who, in 1964, released his debut LP with what title?
A: Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!.
On November 23, 2013, Bill Cosby performed his first what
in 30 years?
A: TV standup special.
Cosby was honored with three consecutive Emmy Awards for
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for what TV show?
A: I Spy.
Bill Cosby appeared as a regular guest host on what late
night TV show?
A: The Tonight Show.
In 1969 he introduced another TV show, The Bill Cosby Show,
a situation comedy that ran for how many seasons?
Cosby's biggest television success came in 1984 with the
debut of The Cosby Show which aired weekly on NBC and went on to become the
A: The highest ranking sitcom of all time.
After four seasons, The Cosby Show was canceled and its
last episode aired on what date?
A: April 28, 2000.
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