Bill Cosby

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Quotes (26)

  • Bill Cosby: You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.

  • Bill Cosby: Old is always 15 years from now.

  • Bill Cosby: Did you ever see the customers in health - food stores? They are pale, skinny people who look half - dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific.

  • Bill Cosby: I want to die before my wife, and the reason is this: If it is true that when you die, your soul goes up to judgment, i don't want my wife up there ahead of me to tell them things.

  • Bill Cosby: Women don't want to hear what you (men) think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.

  • Bill Cosby: (why he recast Telma Hopkins with Phylicia Rashad on "Cosby") Telma was brand-new to me. I was brand-new to her. There are times when I want to go. If I'm unfair to any actor or actress, it's when I decide to go, to ad lib. Phylicia can catch.

  • Bill Cosby: (describing a return to network TV at age 56) Sometimes you're finishing up at 10:30 or 11 at night and you can see them figuring out a way to get you at least in a car at 8:45 the next morning. I was 28 to 31 when I did I Spy. And at 56, I have to look at Angela Lansbury and Andy Griffith and Jim Garner with a lot of admiration.

  • Bill Cosby: Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.

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Trivia (52)

  • In 2004, Bill won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program in his work on Little Bill.

  • In 1981, Bill won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming playing Fat Albert, Bill, Mushmouth, Mudfoot and Brown Hornet on Fat Albert and the Cosby┬áKids.

  • In 1969, Bill won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety or Musical Program in his work on The Bill Cosby Special.

  • Bill Cosby was the first Black to win a Best Actor Emmy.

  • Bill has won three Emmy awards for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" for his role in the television series I Spy. He won the award for three consecutive years (1966-1968).

  • Bill has won two Golden Globe awards for "Best Actor in a Television Comedy/Musical". He received one in 1985 and 1986 for his role in The Cosby Show.

  • In 1969, Bill received the third in a long line of prestigious "Man of the Year" awards from Harvard University's famed performance group, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

  • Bill won the 2003 Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

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