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.
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?
February 1, 2005
I'M SURE there's no credibility to the woman who has accused Bill Cosby of groping her. Why would anyone with a valid claim for sexual assault wait a year before filing a complaint? A valid complaint should have been made no later than two days after it had happened. What was she afraid of a year ago that she is not afraid to tell the world about it now? If she is after money, I hope she does not get one penny. Such a waste of the judicial system. Cheryl Gilbert Collingswood, N.J.
October 25, 1994 |
According to a product/pitchman recall survey of 2,200 consumers by research firm Video Storyboard Tests, these are the current top celebrity spokespersons. SPORTS Michael Jordan - Nike, Hanes Nancy Kerrigan - Revlon, Ray-ban, Disney Shaquille O'Neal - Pepsi, Reebok Charles Barkley - Huyndai, Right Guard Bo Jackson - Nike ENTERTAINMENT Cindy Crawford - Revlon, Pepsi Candice Bergen - Sprint Bill Cosby - Jello, Kodak Elizabeth Taylor - White Diamonds fragrance Jerry Seinfeld - American Express Among the former top endorsers who failed to make the list: Larry Bird, Joe Montana, Chris Evert, Cher, Burt Reynolds, Regis Philbin, Ray Charles and Kathie Lee Gifford.
January 20, 1997 |
The family of comedian Bill Cosby held a funeral for Cosby's only son, Ennis, yesterday at their estate in this western Massachusetts town, the town's police chief said. Ennis William Cosby, 27, was shot to death Thursday as he changed a flat tire on a Los Angeles freeway. Investigators have said they believed robbery was a motive in the murder of Cosby, who died of a gunshot wound to the head. About 20 people, including Cosby, his wife, Camille, and their four daughters, attended the funeral and burial at 2 p.m., gathering in freezing weather under sunny skies, according to Shelburne Police Chief Mark De Jackome.