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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
NEWS
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
NEWS
March 19, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / PETER TOBIA
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.
NEWS
May 22, 1992 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The men's gymnastics coach at Temple University said he has raised more than $76,000 in donations for the program, which was cut by the university's board of trustees earlier this year. Fred Turoff, who is in his 38th season in charge of the program at the university, said a fund-raiser Thursday night featuring Temple alum Bill Cosby at the Independence Visitor Center was expected to bring in at least an additional $10,000. The event, billed as "An Evening With Bill Cosby: To Save the Temple Men's Gymnastics Program," was expected to draw about 200 people who paid up to $500 per couple to attend.
SPORTS
October 18, 1996 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
NEWS
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?
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1994 | Video Storyboard Tests; DAILY NEWS GRAPHIC
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.
NEWS
January 20, 1997 | by Karen Avenoso, The Boston Globe The Los Angeles Daily News contributed to this report
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.
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