The Saga of Bill Cosby: From America's Dad to Accused Sexual Abuser – NBCNews.com


Hard as it may be to believe now, there was a time when Bill Cosby was known as America’s dad.

Back in the 1980s, he was the sweater-wearing Dr. Cliff Huxtable who dispensed wit and wisdom on the “The Cosby Show.”

Before that, Cosby was a beloved comedian and groundbreaking performer who broke through the Hollywood color barrier in 1965 by becoming the first black man to star in a TV drama series, “I Spy.”




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Bill Cosby laughs during an interview on Nov. 6, 2014.