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Bill Cosby

1937 - Today

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William Henry Cosby Jr. ( KOZ-bee; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and media personality. He made significant contributions to American and African-American culture, and is well known in the United States for his eccentric image, and gained a reputation as "America's Dad" for his portrayal of Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show (1984–1992). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Cosby has received more than 21,182,335 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Bill Cosby is the 3rd most popular comedian (up from 4th in 2019), the 644th most popular biography from United States (down from 625th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Comedian.

Cosby is most famous for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the sitcom The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992.

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  • 21M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Bill Cosby ranks 3 out of 91Before him are Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy. After him are Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Dick Van Dyke, Chevy Chase, Lucille Ball, George Carlin, and Bob Saget.

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Among people born in 1937, Bill Cosby ranks 32Before him are Robert Coleman Richardson, Philip Glass, Bruce McLaren, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Jared Diamond, and Gennady Yanayev. After him are Alain Badiou, David Hockney, Gordon Banks, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Avram Hershko, and Robert Lucas Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Cosby ranks 644 out of 18,182Before him are Jimmy Wales (1966), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Martin Cooper (1928), Hulk Hogan (1953), John Cazale (1935), and Dennis Ritchie (1941). After him are Tommy Hilfiger (1951), Anne Rice (1941), George A. Romero (1940), William Hanna (1910), Billie Jean King (1943), and Howard Hawks (1896).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Bill Cosby ranks 3Before him are Robin Williams (1951) and Eddie Murphy (1961). After him are Adam Sandler (1966), Steve Martin (1945), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), Lucille Ball (1911), George Carlin (1937), and Bob Saget (1956).

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