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The Life and Times of the Legendary Bill Cosby / The Jazz Child

November 18, 201459 min
Part A: Bill Cosby grew up in a housing project in Philadelphia, his father was largely absent but his mother was very loving. Although he dropped out of high school, he turned things around by joining the Navy and subsequently going to college. Cosby seized every opportunity as a stand-up comedian and landed a breakout role on the show, “I Spy”. That is just a brief overview of the beginning of his story, there is so much more. Mark Whitaker reveals the career setbacks, looks at the controversies, and explores the “Cosby Effect” in his book, “Cosby: His Life and Times”. Part B: She emerged as the first jazz singer to record on the prestigious Blue Note label with her debut album, P [...]

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