Cover of: Cosby | Ronald L. Smith


the life of a comedy legend

[Updated ed.].

Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

The first full-length biography of Bill Cosby, the book features original interviews. Cosby's Temple University sports coach, his very first manager (in Philadelphia), his second manager (who got him onto "The Tonight Show") and many others share their insights. The book was at the printer when Ennis Cosby was killed, so it ends with a note about the crime (which was unsolved as the book went to press). Well-written book by one of America's foremost authorities on comedy (author of "Stars of Stand-Up," "Who's Who in Comedy," "Johnny Carson," etc.

Edition Notes

Discography: p. 235-253.
Filmography: p. 253-256.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-258).
Updated ed. of: Cosby. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1986.


Dewey Decimal Class 792.7/028/092, B
Library of Congress PN2287.C632 S63 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination 258 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of pages 258

ID Numbers

Open Library OL1008130M
Internet Archive cosbylifeofcomed00smit
ISBN 10 1573921262
LC Control Number 96048075
Library Thing 2260529
Goodreads 656110

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