June 13, 2012 |
After more than 30 years and countless quips and one-liners from the side of the Hollywood Bowl stage, Bill Cosby has announced he is stepping down as emcee of the Playboy Jazz Festival following this weekend's 34th annual concert. “Bill Cosby has been a dear friend since the 1960s and it's been a real pleasure for me, personally, to have him play such an integral part in what makes this festival so special,” Playboy's Hugh Hefner said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.
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April 29, 1992
I would like to add one more item to Raspberry's compelling list of things that "The Cosby Show" did for America beyond entertainment: Its contribution to the renaissance of interest in predominantly black colleges, especially among America's black youth. Thanks again, Coz. CAROL MORRIS Los Angeles
June 19, 2012 |
As the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival wrapped up on Sunday, Bill Cosby danced across the stage to play his final solo beneath the iconic bunny. "It's my last time here," he announced to the applauding crowd, which filled the Hollywood Bowl to the last bleacher. "And I'm gonna give you something you've never heard before. Take it back to the bridge!" Cosby grabbed a trombone from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who followed his order with upbeat, New Orleans-style jazz.
August 29, 2012 |
Bill Cosby must be getting used to being "dead. " The most recent death hoax around the comedian - courtesy of an "R.I.P. Bill Cosby" Facebook page that has more than 300,000 likes since Sunday - garnered only a tweet of a trademark sweater from the man himself, and no mention whatsoever of the scam, which is a distinct change from Cosby's reaction to a hoax that trended back in 2010. Perhaps Sunday's hoax never even hit his radar. PHOTOS: Celebrity death hoaxes The August 2010 incident, in contrast, saw Cosby taking to Twitter and CNN to debunk the fourth such Internet assault on his existence.
March 26, 2010 |
Robert Culp and Bill Cosby knew they were taking a risk in the mid-1960s when the actors teamed up as globe-trotting spies in "I Spy." The NBC series was the first drama in American television to feature an African American actor in a lead role. But making history ultimately was secondary to their impact on each other, according to Cosby, who spoke warmly about his former costar who died unexpectedly this week after taking a fall near his Hollywood Hills home. The men developed a personal bond that extended far beyond their on-screen partnership, and their two-member secret society puzzled, even exasperated, their wives.
November 24, 2011
The iconic, Emmy-winning author, musician, activist and comedian Bill Cosby has tickled the funny bones of generations of fans with his witty and good-natured ruminations on family life. Now in the midst of his fifth decade as an entertainer, he remains in top form, dishing out observations that transcend age, gender and cultural barriers. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 8 p.m. Sun. $54, $64, $79. (805) 449-2787. http://www.toaks.org.