Bill Cosby. Comedian turned leading man. The Cosby Show and I Spy were both barrier-breakers. A black actor as a physician head of household great Dad and adventure series co-star. In his personal life as well, Bill graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a doctorate in Education. He spread the message of the value of responsibility and that being smart was not ‘white’. Giving aspirational speeches in the inner cities. Locally in Springfield and surrounding communities near where he has his residence. In Shelburne.
A true success story for a poor kid from the Philly ‘hood. Iconic role model. Yet. A fatal flaw has taken him down. Tragic. For decades before and after him.