July 23, 2004
WE need more people to speak up like Bill Cosby. So many young people have taken us backward with their language and walking around with their pants falling off. Some girls are just as bad. No respect or discipline. What kind of parents would let this happen? Moses Cook Philadelphoa
May 21, 1993 |
He's usually seen shaking contestants' hands on his weekday TV show but Temple University's celebrity alum Bill Cosby is seen here greeting graduates before the start of commencement yesterday at the Civic Center. Cosby spoke at the ceremony in which more than 6,000 received degrees. It was Temple's 106th commencement.
June 5, 2012
THE MOST RECENT recipients of the Marian Anderson Award are actress Mia Farrow in 2011, actor and comedian Bill Cosby in 2010, author Maya Angelou and screenwriter Norman Lear in 2008, actor Richard Gere in 2007 and actor Sidney Poitier in 2006. No award was given in 2009. n
December 27, 2006
I FOUND IT somewhat ironic that Bill Cosby, while preaching to his admirerers last week, would use the phrase "put a body on them" to describe how to handle some of their out-of-control children. If nothing else, at least Mr. Cosby is consistent. It seems to be the same policy he used while dealing with many of his female associates. John B. Hall Philadelphia
March 19, 1998 |
Psychiatrist Paul Jay Fink, a member of the 195th class of Central High School of Philadelphia, laughs as he talks with entertainer Bill Cosby, a member of the 204th class. The two, along with Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher and Joel N. Myers, founder of AccuWeather, were inducted into the Central High Hall of Fame at a ceremony last night.
May 22, 1992 |
Former student and now Temple trustee Bill Cosby gets a little help with the academic gear yesterday at the Civic Center before speaking at the university's graduation ceremony. The actor brought down the house of more than 10,000 with a tongue-in-cheek suggestion that the grads sue the school for rebates because the job market is tight.
June 6, 2014 |
The Philadelphia region bid a soulful, sorrowful farewell to one of its most accomplished sons Wednesday, as 1,400 people crowded a public memorial service for Lewis Katz. They were rich and famous, poor and unknown, people who had been friends with Katz for decades and those who had met him only once. "He's irreplaceable," said a tearful Ed Snider, head of the company that owns the Flyers and one of Katz's closest friends. The loss of Katz, 72, a lawyer, businessman, and philanthropist who was a co-owner of The Inquirer, remained painfully raw four days after he died in a plane crash in Massachusetts.
October 18, 1996 |
Only once in James Cosby's life have people gotten away with calling him brainless. That was last school year, when he played the Scarecrow in Thomas Edison High's production of "The Wiz. " "I can act. I can sing, too," Cosby said, laughing. "Aside from my speaking lines, I sang two solos and did a duet with the Tin Man. "I'm concentrating on football right now, but someday I might get into acting. It's a lot of fun. " Yesterday, Cosby, a 5-8, 165-pound senior quarterback, completed four of six passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns as the visiting Owls dumped Benjamin Franklin, 24-22, in an entertaining Public League game.
September 6, 2011 |
Kevin Hart's new film Laugh at My Pain , which opens Friday, captures his record-breaking 90-city stand-up tour this year. It also contains documentary-style footage of the celebrated comedian revisiting his roots in North Philadelphia. We talked with Hart, 33, about the unusual hybrid project. Question: Why did you put the homecoming in the film? Answer: I took a risk. I wanted to show you guys where I come from, what I stand for. Going back to Philadelphia where I grew up at, where I lived, where I went to school at. Q: What did you learn growing up in North Philadelphia?
August 27, 2004
AS AN African-American, I am appalled by some of the negative reactions of my fellow African-Americans toward Bill Cosby's comments over the decline of moral and social structure in black communities and families. If what Bill Cosby has said does not refer to you, and if you are decent, productive parents, then you should not be offended by his remarks. I agree with Bill. Many African-Americans put too much importance on $200 sneakers, for example, and less on cleaning up their neighborhoods, respecting one another, pursuing a decent education - need I say more?