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Cosby: The Life of a Comedy Legend

Smith, Ronald L.

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ISBN 10: 1561712051 / ISBN 13: 9781561712052
Published by S.P.I. Books, 1993
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Cosby: The Life of a Comedy Legend

Publisher: S.P.I. Books

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Filled with interviews with friends, family, and fellow celebrities, this revealing biography of the great entertainer chronicles his early years in Philadelphia, his marriage, and his spectacular twenty-five-year career. Reprint.

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Cosby: The Life of a Comedy Legend, by Ronald L. Smith, a recognized writer on comedy and comedians, tracks Cosby's humble beginnings in the Philadelphia projects; explores the inspiration he drew from his teachers, the strong female figures in his life, and the books he read; discusses the hardships he experienced while working several jobs to help support his younger brothers after his father had deserted the family; and reveals his lean years as a budding comic, his early successes, and the big break that brought him to television. As the only biography of Bill Cosby for the adult market, Cosby explores the entertainer's feelings and thoughts in great detail, while masterfully documenting Cosby's trailblazing record as a pioneering black performer who was one of the first to co-star in a drama series, "I Spy". Also discussed are Cosby's dedication to education and his efforts on behalf of children. Included are exclusive interviews with family, friends, Cosby's college coach, his first manager, technical advisors from "The Cosby Show", and other big stars.

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