On July 12, 1937, William Henry Cosby Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill Crosby is an actor, an American stand-up comedian, and a renowned author who got convicted of many sex offenses in 2018. His father, William Henry Cosby Sr., served as a mess steward in the U.S. Navy, while his mother, Anna Pearl, was a maid.
In the 1960s, Bill Cosby began his career as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco. He got a starting role in the television show I Spy before starting his sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show that lasted from 1969 to 1971. Bill Cosby began to star in about half a dozen films in the 1970s.
What Cigars Does Bill Cosby Smoke?
Just like some stand-up comedians who had the habit of smoking, Bill Cosby was not an exception. According to Cigar Aficionado magazine, among the variety of cigars Bill Cosby smokes, his favorite was an Ashton Maduro No. 60.
On January 25, 1964, Cosby married Camille Hanks. They had five children together: Erika that was born in 1965, Erinn that was born in 1966, Ennis that was born in 1969, Ends that was born in 1973; and Evin that was born in 1976.
They lost their only son, Ennis that was murdered on January 16, 1997, while he was changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. While his daughter, Ensa, was awaiting a kidney transplant, she died of renal disease on February 23, 2018.
Bill Cosby has grandchildren; he is a Protestant and has homes in Pennsylvania, Cheltenham, Massachusetts, and Shelburne.
In 1976, Bill Cosby earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1991, Temple University awarded an honorary degree to Bill Cosby. Later in life, Bill Cosby left Temple University to pursue a career in comedy.
The Temple University Board of Trustees rescinded the honorary degree it gave to Bill Cosby, even though he was one of their famous alumnus and previous trustee. This is because he was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby spent 32 years being a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple University after he graduated.
How did Bill Cosby develop the habit of smoking?
Bill Cosby was not commonly found smoking cigars publicly; neither was he seen using it as props like other comedians, but he was an avid cigar smoker. Bill Cosby mentioned that he developed the habit of smoking by mimicking a comedic icon, Groucho Marx. During one of the New Bill Cosby Show, Groucho Marx said that Bill Cosby smokes cigars.
Sexual Assault Accusations against Cosby
During Bill Cosby’s role at Temple University, he met Andrea Constant, who worked for the university’s basketball team. It was discovered that Cosby invited her to his home in Philadelphia; he drugged and assaulted her in January 2004.
After Andrea Constand’s case, other women made sexual assault accusations against Cosby in the mid-2010s. More than 50 women accused Cosby of either child sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, drug-facilitated assault, or sexual misconduct. He denied all of them.
However, Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and sentenced to three to ten years in prison in September 2018. Presently, Cosby is being incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania.
Bill Cosby is a famous stand-up comedian and actor. He has starred in several movies. He earned an honorary degree from the Temple University and served as a member of the Board of Trustees before he resigned.
Bill Cosby had five children before his only son, and one of his daughters died.
Cosby is currently at the State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania because he was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, which led to his three to ten years in prison in September 2018.
Bill Cosby is among the many comedians who smokes a cigar, and his favorite was an Ashton Maduro No. 60.
Before Bill Cosby was convicted, his last stand-up performance happened at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia on January 23, 2018.