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Bill Cosby Morgan Freeman
Birth name William Henry Cosby Jr. --
Born (1937-07-12) July 12, 1937 (age 84)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
(1937-06-01) June 1, 1937 (age 84)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Medium Stand-up comedy, film, television --
Education Temple University (BS)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.A., Ed.D.)
Broad Street High School
Years active 1961–2018
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Genres Observational comedy, satire, surreal humor, deadpan --
Spouse Camille Hanks (m. 1964)
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Children 5, including Erika and Ennis 4
Website billcosby.com --
Awards and nominations

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Emmy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Primetime Emmy Awards
1966 Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series I Spy Won
1967 Won
1968 Won
1969 Outstanding Variety Special The Bill Cosby Special Won
1970 Outstanding Comedy Series The Bill Cosby Show Nominated
Outstanding New Series Nominated
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Variety Special The Second Bill Cosby Special Nominated
2003 Bob Hope Humanitarian Award Won
Daytime Emmy Awards
1975 Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming Highlights of Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus Nominated
1981 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Won
1986 Outstanding Children's Animated Program Nominated
2002 Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Little Bill Nominated
2004 Outstanding Children's Animated Program Won

Grammy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1964 Best Comedy Album Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right! Nominated
1965 I Started Out as a Child Won
1966 Why Is There Air? Won
1967 Wonderfulness Won
1968 Revenge Won
1969 To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With Won
1970 Sports, a.k.a. Bill Cosby Won
1971 Live: Madison Square Garden Center Nominated
Best Spoken Word Album Grover Henson Feels Forgotten Nominated
1972 Best Comedy Album When I Was a Kid Nominated
Best Children's Album Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs Won
1973 The Electric Company Won
1973 Best Comedy Album Fat Albert Nominated
1976 Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days Nominated
1984 Bill Cosby: Himself Nominated
1987 Those of You with or Without Children, You'll Understand Won
Best Spoken Word Album Hardheaded Boys Nominated

Golden Globe Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1966 Best TV Star - Male I Spy Nominated
1972 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series The New Bill Cosby Show Nominated
1984 The Cosby Show Won
1985 Won
1986 Nominated

2002: Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush
2002: The scholar Molefi Kete Asante included Cosby in his book The 100 Greatest African Americans.
2005: In a British poll broadcast on Channel 4 to find the Comedian's Comedian, he was voted among the top fifty comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
2010: Received the Lone Sailor Award by the United States Navy Memorial.
2010: Received the National Football Foundation's Gold Medal
2002: Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush
2002: The scholar Molefi Kete Asante included Cosby in his book The 100 Greatest African Americans.
2005: In a British poll broadcast on Channel 4 to find the Comedian's Comedian, he was voted among the top fifty comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
2010: Received the Lone Sailor Award by the United States Navy Memorial.
2010: Received the National Football Foundation's Gold Medal
2011: Received Honorary Chief Petty Officer from U.S. Navy. Revoked December 4, 2014.
2009: Received the Marian Anderson Award. Rescinded May 3, 2018.
1998: Received the Kennedy Center Honor. Rescinded May 7, 2018.
2009: Presented with the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Rescinded May 7, 2018.
2002: Received the TCA Career Achievement Award. Rescinded September 25, 2018.
May 3, 2018, Cosby was expelled as a member of the Actors Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Academy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1987 Best Supporting Actor Street Smart Nominated
1989 Best Actor Driving Miss Daisy Nominated
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Nominated
2004 Best Supporting Actor Million Dollar Baby Won
2009 Best Actor Invictus Nominated

Golden Globe Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1987 Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Street Smart Nominated
1989 Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Driving Miss Daisy Won
1994 Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama The Shawshank Redemption Nominated
2004 Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby Nominated
2009 Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Invictus Nominated
Non-competitive awards
2011 Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient

Primetime Emmy Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 Outstanding Informational Series or Special The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Nominated
2018 Outstanding Narrator March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step Nominated
2021 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Kominsky Method Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1994 Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role The Shawshank Redemption Nominated
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role Million Dollar Baby Won
Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2009 Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role Invictus Nominated
Non-competitive awards
2018 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Recipient

Tony Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1978 Featured Actor in a Play The Mighty Gents]] Nominated

Black Reel Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2000 Nurse Betty Best Actor Nominated
2002 The Sum of All Fears Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2003 Bruce Almighty Nominated
2004 Million Dollar Baby Nominated
2009 Invictus Best Actor Won
2015 The Lego Movie Best Voice Performance Won

MTV Movie Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Kevin Costner) Nominated
1995 Seven Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Brad Pitt) Nominated

NAACP Image Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1989 Driving Miss Daisy Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Won
Lean on Me Won
1995 Seven Nominated
1997 Amistad Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Won
1998 Deep Impact Won
2000 Nurse Betty Nominated
2001 Along Came a Spider Nominated
2002 High Crimes Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated
2003 Bruce Almighty Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Won
2004 Million Dollar Baby Won
2009 Invictus Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Won
2010 Red Nominated
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle Nominated

Year Nominated work Award Result
1987 Street Smart Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
1989 Driving Miss Daisy Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor[citation needed] Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Nominated
Glory Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Lean on Me Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated
Johnny Handsome Nominated
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1995 Seven London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year Won
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated
2004 Million Dollar Baby Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2007 Gone Baby Gone Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Nominated
2008 The Dark Knight Nominated
2009 Invictus Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated

Year Nominated work Award Result
1987 Street Smart Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male Won
1989 Driving Miss Daisy National Board of Review Award for Best Actor Won
Silver Bear for Best Acting Team (shared with Jessica Tandy) Won
1995 Seven Empire Award for Best Actor Won
Saturn Award for Best Actor Nominated
2000 Nurse Betty Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated
2003 Bruce Almighty Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Chemistry Nominated
2008 The Dark Knight People's Choice Award for Favorite Cast Won
2009 Invictus National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (tied with George Clooney for Up in the Air) Won

Year Award Ref.
2011 AFI Life Achievement Award
2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award
2018 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

1997: Received an honorary degree from Rhodes College, becoming an honorary alumnus
1998: Received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.His Golden Plate was presented by Awards Council member George Lucas.
2008: Kennedy Center Honors
2010: Received an honorary degree from Brown University
2013: Received an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Boston University
2014: Freedom of the City from the City of London
Filmography/Television

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Film
Year Title Role Notes
1968 Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed Self Documentary
1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Patron at Nightclub Uncredited[citation needed]
1971 Aesop's Fables Aesop
1972 Hickey & Boggs Al Hickey
1974 Uptown Saturday Night Wardell Franklin
1975 Let's Do It Again Billy Foster
1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed Mother
1977 A Piece of the Action Dave Anderson
1978 California Suite Dr. Willis Panama
1981 The Devil and Max Devlin Barney Satin
1987 Leonard Part 6 Leonard Parker Also producer and story writer
1990 Ghost Dad Elliot Hopper
1993 The Meteor Man Marvin
1996 Jack Lawrence Woodruff
2003 Baadasssss! Himself
2004 Fat Albert Himself Also executive producer and writer

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1965–1968 I Spy Alexander Scott Main role (82 episodes)
1969 Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert Bill/Fat Albert/Dumb Donald/Mushmouth Voice; Movie; also writer
1969–1971 The Bill Cosby Show Chet Kincaid Lead role (52 episodes); also executive producer
1970-1972 Sesame Street Himself 11 episodes
1971 Man and Boy Caleb Revers Movie
1971–1973 The Electric Company Hank 260 episodes
1972 The New Bill Cosby Show Himself/host
1972–1985 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Bill/Mushmouth/"Fat" Albert Jackson
Himself/host
Voice; Main role (34 episodes); also the creator
1972 To All My Friends on Shore Blue Movie
1974 Journey Back to Oz The Wizard of Oz TV version
1975 Cher (TV series) Doctor Accompained by sweetums
1976 Cos Host Series
1977–1990 Pinwheel Himself Host of the Picture Pages segment
1978 Top Secret Aaron Strickland Movie
1984–1992 The Cosby Show Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable Main role (197 episodes); also creator and theme music composer
1987 A Different World Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable 3 episodes; also creator and theme music composer
1989 Sesame Street... 20 Years & Still Counting Himself/host Tv special
1992–1993 You Bet Your Life Himself/host Game show; also theme music composer
1994–1995 The Cosby Mysteries Guy Hanks Lead role (18 episodes)
1994 I Spy Returns Alexander Scott Movie
1996–2000 Cosby Hilton Lucas Main role (95 episodes);
also exec. producer and theme music composer
1998–2000 Kids Say the Darndest Things Himself/host
1999–2004 Little Bill Captain Brainstorm (voice) Also exec. producer, writer and theme music composer
2004 Sesame Street Himself Episode: 4071
2010–2012 OBKB Himself 33 episodes; also executive producer
2014 Bill Cosby: 77 Himself Release cancelled

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Occupation -- Actor
director
producer
narrator
Years active -- 1964–present
Organization -- Revelations Entertainment
Works -- Full list
Spouse(s) -- Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (m. 1967; div. 1979)

Myrna Colley-Lee (m. 1984; div. 2010)

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