Bill Cosby Age, Controversies, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More
|Real Name||William Henry Cosby Jr.|
|Nickname||Bill, The Cos|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Musician, Author|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters - 185 cm
in meters - 1.85 m
in feet inches - 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms - 85 kg
in Pounds - 187 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||July 12, 1937|
|Age (as in 2017)||80 Years|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|School(s)||Central High School, Philadelphia
Germantown High School, Germantown, Tennessee
|University||Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Educational Qualification||Awarded a track and field Scholarship to Temple University in 1961
|Debut||TV- The Cosby Show
|Family||Father- William Henry Cosby Sr.
Mother- Anna Pearl Cosby
Brothers- Russell Cosby
Sister- Not Known
|Ethnicity||African - American|
|Address (Fanmail)||P.O. Box 4049
Santa Monica, CA 90411
|Hobbies||Playing Football and Baseball, Collecting fountain pens, Postage Stamp Collection|
|Controversies||• In cases viz rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and drug-facilitated sexual assault, Cozby has been accused by more than 50 women.
• In July 1997, a woman named "Autumn Jackson" claimed that she was the illegitimate daughter of Bill Cosby. However, when the police underwent further investigation, Jackson's claim was proved wrong, and for making a wrong complaint, she was imprisoned for 26 months.
|Favorite Dessert||Chocolate Pudding|
|Favorite Radio Show||Lights Out|
|Favorite Food||Fruit-filled Danish and Fried potatoes|
|Favorite Restaurant||Gates Bar-B-Q|
|Favorite Sport(s)||Football, Baseball, Basketball|
|Girlfriends, Affairs and More|
|Marriage Date||January 25, 1964|
|Children||Son- Late Ennis Cosby
Daughters- Erika Ranee
Evin Harrah Cosby
Late Ensa Cosby (Died in 2018)
Erinn Chalene Cosby
|Car Collection(s)||AC Shelby Cobra
1974 Ferrari 365 GT4
|Net Worth (approx.)||$400 million (as in 2017)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Bill Cosby
- Does Bill Cosby smoke?: Yes
- Does Bill Cosby drink alcohol?: Not Known
- During an interactive session, Cosby described himself as a “class clown” in his high school.
- He was a sports freak and loved playing football, basketball, and baseball from his teens.
- He was the class president and was also the captain of both the baseball team and the track and field team at Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia.
- When he was in 10th grade, he was also getting trained in Navy (medical aid). For being more focused towards his Navy training, he got failed in 10th grade.
- To financially assist his family, he used to did odd jobs whenever he gets time from his school like – selling produces, shining shoes, stocking shelves at a supermarket, etc.
- As a child, he had the fantasy of becoming a professional athlete, or a jazz drummer, and he also performed with a professional jazz combo.
- He imbibed the acting skills by meeting different people while working as a bartender at a bar.
- Bill Cosby named all his kids with the initial letter ‘E’ on the pretext of that it represented Excellence.
- Besides being a good actor, he is also a wonderful musician and his song “Little Old Man” got in top 40 hit list in 1969.
- He released the concert film Bill Cosby: HImself, which is widely regarded as “the greatest comedy concert film ever” in 1983.
- On January 16, 1997, his only son Ennis Cosby was murdered while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles.
- He was nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards and won four.
- He was the first African-American actor who won Emmy Award. He won the award for his critically claimed acting in “I Spy.”
- Bill won the “Outstanding Continued Performance in a Leading Role” award consecutively for 3 years i.e. 1966, 1967 and 1968.
- Cosby was nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and won nine of them.
- He was honored with top Humor prize entitled ” Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.”
- On July 9, 2002, he was awarded the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” by Former President George W. Bush.
- Recently in his interview, Cosby revealed that he is now completely blind. Here’s Bill Cosby speaking on being blind: