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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic father and a loving but overworked mother. 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. He turned his life around to become a groundbreaking comedian and actor and a beloved -- and sometimes controversial -- American icon. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, Whitaker provides a frank, fun account of Cosby's life and historic legacy. Whitaker reveals Cosby's successes, but 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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Mark
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.C632
LC item number
W55 2014b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosby, Bill
  • Comedians
  • African American comedians
  • Actors
  • African American actors
  • United States
Label
Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 837-908)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the road again -- Granddad Samuel's bible -- A place in the Projects -- Lost in Germantown -- The Navy way -- The bar at Temple -- "Noah" in the village -- Two blind dates -- "Riggie" in Chicago -- "Sheldon's folly" -- "Television's Jackie Robinson" -- Mr. Crosley and Mr. Cups -- A world of "wonderfulness" -- Bigger than "I spy" -- Black is beautiful -- Bust in Beverly Hills -- More situation than comedy -- Fat Albert's new home -- Playboy of the West -- The art of Jell-O -- "Meet your new family" -- The serfs of Flatbush -- The master at work -- "It's not an invention" -- "A vein of gold" -- Ennis and Theo -- A gift marked Tiffany -- Nightmare off the 405 -- The trials of "Job" -- A death in the TV family -- Prophet of Pound Cake -- "The Cosby effect" -- The long-distance runner
Control code
ocn881280211
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
913 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410472953
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014021178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881280211
Label
Cosby : his life and times, Mark Whitaker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 837-908)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the road again -- Granddad Samuel's bible -- A place in the Projects -- Lost in Germantown -- The Navy way -- The bar at Temple -- "Noah" in the village -- Two blind dates -- "Riggie" in Chicago -- "Sheldon's folly" -- "Television's Jackie Robinson" -- Mr. Crosley and Mr. Cups -- A world of "wonderfulness" -- Bigger than "I spy" -- Black is beautiful -- Bust in Beverly Hills -- More situation than comedy -- Fat Albert's new home -- Playboy of the West -- The art of Jell-O -- "Meet your new family" -- The serfs of Flatbush -- The master at work -- "It's not an invention" -- "A vein of gold" -- Ennis and Theo -- A gift marked Tiffany -- Nightmare off the 405 -- The trials of "Job" -- A death in the TV family -- Prophet of Pound Cake -- "The Cosby effect" -- The long-distance runner
Control code
ocn881280211
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
913 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410472953
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014021178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881280211

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