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Bill Cosby. By: Dylan Cejas. Childhood. Born at 3:00 am on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He was born at Germantown Hospital. His parents were high schools sweethearts. He was the first of four sons. His brothers were James, Russell, and Robert. . Family Life.

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Bill cosby

Bill Cosby

By: Dylan Cejas


Childhood

Childhood

  • Born at 3:00 am on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • He was born at Germantown Hospital.

  • His parents were high schools sweethearts.

  • He was the first of four sons.

  • His brothers were James, Russell, and Robert.


Family life

Family Life

  • Bill Cosby’s family was part of the lower middle class.

  • His parents had very little money, his father was a welder but because jobs were slow, he made very little money.

  • Bill’s younger brother James died in 1945 from a rheumatic fever.

  • His dad finally joined the U.S. Navy while his mother worked cleaning houses.


Education

Education

  • Bill dropped out of high school to

    go into the Navy.

  • After his tour of duty, he earned his equivalency diploma through a correspondence course, and his quick legs got him into Temple University on a track-and-field scholarship when he was 23.

  • He later dropped out to pursue show business. His early stand-up started with nightclub routines about "Fat Albert" and "Old Weird Harold".


Accomplishments

Accomplishments

  • 33 awards in comedian, actor, and producer

  • The Bill Cosby Show

  • His comedy records earned him eight Grammy awards.

  • He appeared in numerous commercials and on children's shows such as Sesame Street and Electric Company


Awards

Awards

  • 1969: Received his third Man of the Year award from Harvard University's performance group the Hasty Pudding Theatricals

  • 1991: Induction into the Television Hall of Fame

  • 1998: Received the Kennedy Center Honor

  • 2002: The Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to television

  • 2003: The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

  • 2005: In a British poll to find the Comedian's Comedian, he was voted among the top-50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders

  • 2009: Presented with the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

  • 2011: Made an honorary Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy


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