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10 Things We Learned From Bill Cosby's New Biography

Cosby: His Life and Times, Mark Whitaker's comprehensive biography of Bill Cosby, hits stores Tuesday. The absorbing read chronicles the comedian's rise from the Philadelphia projects to stand-up king, his groundbreaking role on I Spy — as TV's first black leading man — and TV's most beloved dad on The Cosby Show. But for every high, there were plenty of lows: his near-bankruptcy, his scandalous affairs that resulted in an extortion trial, his estrangement from a daughter and the bizarre murder of his only son.

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VIDEO: First Allowance

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Length: 25:09
Aired: 4/20/1964

After Rusty & Terry's rejection for an allowance from Danny, the two kids decide to lighten him up with a little surprise. watch

VIDEO: Cheers: Grease

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Aired: 10/25/1990

Norm fights to save his favorite hangout from getting demolished. watch

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It's A Wonderful Life
Another Thin Man
Pocketful Of Miracles
The Proton Resurgence

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Credits

Year Title Description
1992 Color Adjustment Movie, Actor
1978 The Brink's Job Movie, Actor - J. Edgar Hoover
1975 Big Eddie TV Show Series, Actor - Big Eddie Smith
1971 Shirley's World TV Show Series, Executive Producer
1969 My World and Welcome to It TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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I could swear Andy Taylor was ...

Question: I could swear Andy Taylor was a jack-of-all-trades and had several jobs on The Andy Griffith Show, but a coworker says I'm nuts and that he was always just the sheriff. Who's right? There's no bet riding on this, just pride. Thanks.


Answer: You've got a respectable memory there, Jim. (Don't get any ideas, though — there's only room for one Televisionary in this town.) Feel free to claim a good chunk of your office mate's pride because you're right on this one.

When The Andy Griffith Show first launched as a spin-off of The Danny Thomas Show and began its eight-year run on CBS in October 1960, Sheriff Andy Taylor (Matlock's Andy Griffith) not only enforced the law in Mayberry while raising you read more

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