Bill Cosby


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on being hired by Bill Cosby to produce and direct A Different World
Debbie Allen on working with Bill Cosby behind-the-scenes on A Different World

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on packaging The Cosby Show

Anne Beatts

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Anne Beatts on the difficulties she had on A Different World, and the series concept change

James Burrows

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James Burrows on Les and Glen Charles wanting a black bartender for "Sam Malone" on Cheers

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on directing Bill Cosby and Robert Culp on I Spy

Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll on Bill Cosby

Marcy Carsey

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing their first big hit, The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on Bill Cosby's conditions for agreeing to do The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on The Cosby Show's long tapings
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on telling Bill Cosby The Cosby Show was the number one show on television
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on their day-to-day duties as Executive Producers of The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on the end of The Cosby Show run; on working with Bill Cosby
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on what makes a successful producer

Gilbert Cates

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Gilbert Cates on the TV movie All My Friends on Shore with Bill Cosby

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on doing stand-up comedy in Las Vegas

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on contributing to The Electric Company
Joan Ganz Cooney on her reflections on working with Bill Cosby

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on Allan Sherman insisting Bill Cosby be a guest on The Tonight Show

Robert Culp

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Robert Culp on the development and production of I Spy
Robert Culp on his relationship with I Spy co-star Bill Cosby, on I Spy being the first show with black and white characters in equal roles, on the legacy of I Spy, on the later reunion TV movie

Ruby Dee

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Ruby Dee on guest starring on Cosby in 1996

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on Bill Cosby appearing on The Mike Douglas Show

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on memorable guests on The Tonight Show while he was announcer - Bill Cosby

Garvin Eddy

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Garvin Eddy on designing the Huxtable residence on The Cosby Show and working with Bill Cosby

Kevin Eubanks

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Kevin Eubanks on arranging music for Bill Cosby

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on working with Robert Culp and Bill Cosby on I Spy

Bob Finkel

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Bob Finkel on working with Bill Cosby 
Bob Finkel on a picture of Bill Cosby at The People's Choice Awards

Earle Hagen

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Composer Earle Hagen on NBC initially not approving Bill Cosby to co-star in I Spy because it feared repercussions from Southern affiliates

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on working on the CBS special Aesop's Fables with Bill Cosby

Winifred Hervey

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Winifred Hervey on the dynamic between the actors and director Jay Sandrich on The Cosby Show
Winifred Hervey on Bill Cosby's involvement with scripts on The Cosby Show
Winifred Hervey on Bill Cosby wanting The Cosby Show storylines to have educational value

Allison Janney

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Allison Janney on meeting Bill Cosby and her appearance on The Cosby Show

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones on composing the theme and incidental music for The Bill Cosby Show
Quincy Jones on first working with Bill Cosby
Quincy Jones on working as musical director on The New Bill Cosby Show

Larry King

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Larry King on Bill Cosby

Sheldon Leonard

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Producer Sheldon Leonard on the genesis, production and series ending of I Spy

William Link

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William Link on The Cosby Mysteries

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on Bill Cosby and Stu Phelps

Charles Lisanby

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Charles Lisanby briefly on working with Bill Cosby on Cos

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on The Cosby Show
Warren Littlefield on The Cosby Show's collaborative team
Warren Littlefield on NBC's relationship with Bill Cosby

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on network censorship of a script ("No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise") where Bill Cosby's I Spy character was to shoot a white criminal 

John A. Martinelli

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John Martinelli on editing The Bill Cosby Show

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on making the deal to bring a new Bill Cosby show to CBS

Rita Moreno

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Rita Moreno on joining the cast of The Electric Company

Frederick S. Pierce

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Frederick S. Pierce on spin-offs and working with Carsey Werner

Phylicia Rashad

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Phylicia Rashad on her frequent co-star Bill Cosby
Phylicia Rashad on Bill Cosby's spontaneity and how he and more-structured director Jay Sandrich had to find a middle ground on The Cosby Show
Phylicia Rashad on Bill Cosby's sensibilities regarding the writing and character portrayals on The Cosby Show
Phylicia Rashad on Bill Cosby's work ethic
Phylicia Rashad on Bill Cosby's real life relationship with his wife

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on how his son Rob is responsible for Sheldon Leonard bringing Bill Cosby onto I Spy

John Rich

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John Rich on working with Bill Cosby on I Spy

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on publicity for I Spy stars Bill Cosby and Robert Culp

Stanley Ralph Ross

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Stanley Ralph Ross on working on Bill Cosby's show Cos
Stanley Ralph Ross on Bill Cosby

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on wanting to work with Bill Cosby even when there was no script for the pilot episode
Jay Sandrich on working with and directing Bill Cosby
Jay Sandrich on directing Sheldon Leonard and Bill Cosby on an episode of The Cosby Show
Jay Sandrich on directing Stevie Wonder and Bill Cosby on an episode of The Cosby Show
Jay Sandrich on working with Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show and where ideas for the show came from

Ralph Senensky

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Ralph Senensky on directing several episodes of The Bill Cosby Show

Sam Simon

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Sam Simon on drawing for Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on working with Bill Cosby on Cosby

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner on being cast as "Theo Huxtable" on The Cosby Show
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on working with Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on shooting the pilot for The Cosby Show
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on what he believes The Cosby Show  was trying to achieve
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on "Theo Huxtable's" relationship with "Cliff Huxtable" on The Cosby Show

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on representing Bill Cosby
Lou Weiss on representing Bill Cosby

Tom Werner

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on The Cosby Show's long tapings
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing their first big hit, The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on Bill Cosby's conditions for agreeing to do The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on telling Bill Cosby The Cosby Show was the number one show on television
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on their day-to-day duties as Executive Producers of The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on the end of The Cosby Show  run; on working with Bill Cosby
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on what makes a successful producer

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on working with Bill Cosby

Terence Winter

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Terence Winter on writing for The Cosby Mysteries

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