The Resource Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker

Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker

Label
Cosby : his life and times
Title
Cosby
Title remainder
his life and times
Statement of responsibility
Mark Whitaker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother. With novelistic detail, award winning journalist Mark Whitaker tells the story of how, after dropping out of high school, Cosby turned his life around by joining the Navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first breaks as a stand-up comedian. Published on the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show, the book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Cosby's bestselling albums, breakout role on I Spy, and pioneering place in children's TV. But it also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of fifty years, Camille Cosby. Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby's controversial stands on race, as well as "the Cosby effect" that helped pave the way for a black president. For any fan of Bill Cosby's work, and any student of American television, comedy, or social history, Cosby: His Life and Times is an essential read. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Mark
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.C632
LC item number
W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosby, Bill
  • Cosby, Bill
  • Comedians
  • Actors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy
  • Actors
  • Comedians
  • United States
Label
Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 475-476), discography (pages 473-475), bibliographical references (pages 477-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 532 pages
Isbn
9781451697971
Lccn
2014021330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881280231
  • 452917
  • (OCoLC)ocn881280231
  • 452917
Label
Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 475-476), discography (pages 473-475), bibliographical references (pages 477-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 532 pages
Isbn
9781451697971
Lccn
2014021330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881280231
  • 452917
  • (OCoLC)ocn881280231
  • 452917

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