Bill Cosby Biography
William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby Jr’s date of birth is 12 July 1937. The teachers at Mary Channing Wister Elementary School located in Philadelphia, Fitz Simmons Junior High and Central High School recognized his talent. He had the ability to make people laugh. Bill Cosby was into sports. He was into football, baseball, basketball and also into track and field events.
He used to work in a supermarket where he used to stock shelves to help his family out financially. He could not pass his tenth grade, and was out of school and joined as apprentice in a shoe repair shop.
He joined the US Navy and was stationed at the marine base at Quantico in Virginia, and also at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
He then completed his diploma via correspondence. In the year 1961, he got the track and field scholarship to study at the Temple University in Philadelphia. He received a degree from university in physical education.
He then went onto work in a bar named Cellar in Philadelphia and started entertaining customers with his jokes which increased his tips. This is when he wanted to try his luck as a comedian.
He started as a stand up comedian in the clubs in Philadelphia and then moved to New York. In the year 1962, he made appearance in Gaslight Café. In the year 1963, he appeared in the Tonight Show in NBC. In the year 1964, his comedy album ‘Bill Cos by is a very funny fellow …. Right’ was released.
In the year 1965, he was cast in ‘I Spy’. In the year 1969, he was cast in ‘The Bill Cosby Show’. It went on for 2 seasons. In the year 1974, he starred in films like ‘Uptown Saturday Night’, and ‘Lets Do It Again’ in the year 1975. In the year 1984, he was again in the limelight with ‘The Cosby Show’. In the year 1996, he started again with the Cosby Show. In the year 1998, he started hosting the show named ‘Kids Say The Damndest things’.
Although he was into controversies like all the celebrities he helped the society with his shows.
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