Bill Cosby

1937 - Today

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William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American retired stand-up comedian, actor, and author. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i nightclub in San Francisco during the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Cosby has received more than 19,064,074 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Bill Cosby is the 4th most popular comedian (down from 3rd in 2019), the 625th most popular biography from United States (up from 667th in 2019) and the 4th 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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  • 19M

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  • 73.34

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  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Bill Cosby ranks 4 out of 90Before him are Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Eddie Murphy. After him are Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Dick Van Dyke, Chevy Chase, George Carlin, Bob Newhart, and Bob Hope.

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Among people born in 1937, Bill Cosby ranks 26Before him are Warren Beatty, Bruce McLaren, Bobby Charlton, Philip Glass, Egon Krenz, and Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. After him are Alain Badiou, Madeleine Albright, Claude Lelouch, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, and Colleen McCullough.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Cosby ranks 625 out of 15,968Before him are Kary Mullis (1944), John Browning (1855), Robert Ludlum (1927), Victor Fleming (1889), Joe Louis (1914), and Philip Johnson (1906). After him are Diana Ross (1944), Paul Allen (1953), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Harold Urey (1893), Melvin Calvin (1911), and Mickey Rooney (1920).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Bill Cosby ranks 4Before him are Robin Williams (1951), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), and Eddie Murphy (1961). After him are Adam Sandler (1966), Steve Martin (1945), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), George Carlin (1937), Bob Newhart (1929), and Joan Rivers (1933).

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