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One of the most famous comedians of all time today is Bill Cosby Bill or known as William Henry Cosby Jr was born on July 12 1937 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania He was the oldest son of four sons of William Senior and Anna Pearl His father became depressed because it was hard for him to earn enough money as his family grew so he began to drink Hard times came for the Cosby family of which they moved into a cheaper apartment After few years Bills father left for the Navy At first he sent paychecks home but gradually it stopped and he was gone for good Bill now eight was man of the house Despite the vigorous poverty conditions the Cosbys faced Bill and his mother made sure their home was never a place of sadness Bill developed his own sense of humor that kept him through problems he faced by himself and his family He turned painful situations and made them funny Bill Cosby didnt have a clue that he was going to be one of Americas best comedians At the age of nineteen Bill escaped the tough city streets of Philly and joined the navy before finishing high school During his four years of service he worked relentlessly to get a high school diploma He left the navy in 1960 and went to Temple to continue his education Soon after entering the university he began his careers a comedian performing in nightclubs His reputation spread nation-wide and broke racial barriers in the entertainment industry In 1964 Bill played in the series I Spy it was about two secret agents who had thrilling adventures around the world Bill Cosby was the first black star to get a major role in a dramatic television series He married Camille Hanks on January 25 1964 Mr and Mrs Cosby have four daughters now Their only son Ennis William Cosby was murdered on January 16 1997 All
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