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Temple’s Own Cosby receives
Special Emmy Humanitarian Award
On September 21, Temple’s very own living legend
Bill Cosby was honored at the 55th annual Emmy
Bryce Zabel, President of the Academy spoke out
about choosing Cosby for this year’s Bob Hope
“Bill Cosby, like Hope, has not only made
American’s laugh over a long career, but he has also
used his stardom to shine a light on strengthening the
family values which makes our country great. He’s the
right man at the right time to receive this year’s award.”
After gaining recognition as one of the top stand-up
comics in the business, his career in television began in
1965 on the show “I Spy”. Three Emmy Awards later
Cosby had joined the ranks of the comic vanguard.
After making a plethora of TV appearances and
providing the voice of cartoon character “Fat Albert”; his
self-titled TV series propelled him to ranks of
super-stardom. The “Cosby Show” became one of the
top rated sitcoms of its era, lasting until 1992.
In 1998 Cosby received the Kennedy Center Honor
and four years later he was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom. Then came inducted into the
Television Hall of Fame.
This award helps prove that above all Bill Cosby is a
family man and man of the people. Cosby is a comedian
for certain but there is nothing funny about his principals.
Perhaps it’s just that which will remain this
funnyman’s greatest legacy.