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 (kôz′bē, kŏz′-), William Henry, Jr. Known as "Bill." Born 1937.
American comedian, actor, and producer. He was the first African-American actor to star in a network television series, I Spy (1965-1968), and is also known for his television comedy series The Cosby Show (1984-1992).
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(ˈkɔz bi, ˈkɒz-)
William Henry (Bill), born 1937, U.S. comedian and actor.
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It's unfortunate that Bill Cosby, who's still currently serving time in prison, might forever be remembered as a sexual offender.
[USA], July 7 (ANI): Bill Cosby who is serving a three-to-ten year sentence in prison for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 has adopted a healthy lifestyle.
NEW YORK (AFP) - Comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving a three and a half year jail sentence, on Tuesday appealed a Pennsylvania court's verdict that found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago.
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Summary: Cosby is the first major celebrity imprisoned in the #MeToo era, in which sexual assault and harassment of victims have been emboldened to come forward to hold powerful perpetrators to account
BILL Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his home.
Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced Cosby yesterday, five months after his conviction in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Constand, 45, is one of about 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct.
Cosby The comic, famed for his role on the top-rated Cosby Show in the 1980s, was convicted in April of violating Constand at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004.