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Bill Cosby

Charlie Chaplin. Groucho Marx. Richard Pryor.

Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes span five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project.

In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV’s I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC).

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Bill Cosby Presents...
Birdology
2008
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The Original Jam Sessions 1969
The Original Jam...
Concord Music Group
2004
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Music From The Cosby...
Birdology
1986
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Bill Cosby Is Not...
Birdology
1976
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Bill Cosby Presents...
Birdology
1972
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[no cover]
Bill Cosby Presents...
Birdology
1971
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