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1 Bill Cosby William Henry Cosby Jr. Meghan Smith

2 Early Life Navy The Cosby Show Accomplishments Effects Quotes Influence Key Terms Multiple Choice

3 Early Life Born July 13, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA Dad joined the Navy Comedian as a child Played many sports Failed out of 10 th grade and joined the Navy Influences- Parents and Charles Chaplin

4 Navy Hospital corpsmen Korean War Ran Track Got his diploma and went to Temple University Started doing stand up comedy Gaslight Café in New York and discovered by Carl Reiner Appeared in Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and starred in shows Got his Ed.D. at University of Massachusetts

5 The Cosby Show Non-stereotypical African American family Top rated TV series in 1980’s Brought about other shows Kid friendly humor

6 Accomplishments 33 awards in comedian, actor, and producer 8 Grammy’s and 3 Emmy’s In many Commercials and kid shows Helped advance African American status on TV First black person to appear on network television (I Spy) One of the most influential stars today Mark Twain Prize- use comedy to influence American society

7 Effects Change peoples attitudes and perceptions First African American on Network Television Donates to many charities and colleges –Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation g

8 Quotes “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

9 Influence Political- Helped change attitudes and perceptions Diplomatic- Clean sense of humor Economic- Not a great childhood Social- Raised TV status of African American families Technological- The Cosby Show, top rated TV series of late 1980’s Cultural- His shows; The Cosby Show, Fat Albert

10 Key Terms Color Barrier- First African American to appear on network television (I Spy) Parents and Charles Chaplin- Bill Cosby’s influences Carl Reiner- Discovered Bill Cosby in Gaslight Café

11 Question 1 Who were Bill Cosby’s biggest influences? A.Woody Allen B.Charles Chaplin C.His Parents D.Both A and B E.Both B and C

12 Question 2 What war was he involved in? A.World War II B.Vietnam War C.Korean War D.Iraq War E.Falklands War

13 Question 3 Where did he get his Ed.D. from? A.Temple University B.Penn State University C.Spelman College D.University of Massachusetts E.University of Maryland

14 Question 4 Who discovered Bill Cosby at the Gaslight Café? A.Carl Reiner B.Eddie Murphy C.Charles Chaplin D.Robert Culp E.Roy Silver

15 Question 5 Which category did Bill Cosby affect mostly? A.Economic B.Social C.Diplomatic D.Political E.None of the above

16 Question 6 What Show did Bill Cosby break the racial barrier? A.Fat Albert B.The Bill Cosby Show C.The Cosby Show D.I Spy E.Cosby


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