Birth Name: Bill Cosby
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
William Cosby was born in Philadelphia, PA, on July 12, 1937. With his father overseas serving in the Navy during most of his childhood, Cosby was raised in public housing mostly by his domestic worker mother. His grandfather was one of his earliest influences, and the man's humorous, entertaining stories captivated Cosby as much as storytelling comedians like Jonathan Winters who he loyally listened to on the radio and then television. By elementary school, Cosby earned a reputation as the class entertainer, as well as an accomplished athlete. Schoolwork remained a distant interest once Cosby hit high school, where he became class president, a track star and, at the same time, held down a s...
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