Bill Cosby was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1937. He was the oldest of four boys. He had three brothers, and their names were: James, Russell, and Robert. His father ran away near Christmas time when he was very young and he had to get a job to help support the family. In school he was the class clown and was sent to a special school for rowdy boys. In his new school his teacher was Mary Forchic. She saw that he was a great comedian and she put that into her lessons to make them more understandable for Bill. She made the lessons fun for him and made it easier to learn. He said that she made him what he is today.
After a couple years he went back to his old school and even though his grades were dropping he still kept it together. Bill was starting to look up to comedians on the radio and the TV. They were comedians like Sam Levenson, Sid Caesar, and Carl Reiner. Even though his grades were poor in junior high, when he took the standardized tests he was accepted to Central High School, which was a school for all the gifted children in Pennsylvania. Now being six feet, he was on the high school football team. But in the first week of football he broke his arm. Since there were few blacks in the sch
Over many years of his success Cosby has donated money to charity and other causes and has lived a very good life. Helping men who lost their legs and arms, he finally realized how lucky he was. Cosby was selected to play a spy on a TV show series called AI Spy. Even though he didnt finish school the first time, he still went back until he was done. He went to school during the day and went to New York to work at night. She was a psychology student at the university of Maryland. White let him in on an athletes scholarship to study physical education. They were, AMan and Boy, AHicky and Boggs, and AThe Lilies of the Field. He spent four long years in the Navy but he says that it made him more mature and able to control himself better. They paid him 60 dollars a week (which was a very lot for Bill). He was back with his friends but his grades started to drop. Bill Cosby has paved the way for all black American performers to do their best without racism and hatred by any other racial group. He soon signed a contract with Warner Brothers to make a comedy album called, ABill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow . They were, AUptown Saturday Nights, ALets Do It Again, and AA Piece of the Action.