Originally an educator and comedian, Cosby had already tasted TV success on ‘I Spy’ and ‘The Bill Cosby Show’ and as the brains (and many of the voices) behind the educational Saturday morning cartoon ‘Fat Albert.’ During his ‘Cosby Show’ run he also starred in the movies ‘Ghost Dad’ and ‘Leonard Part 6,’ proving his magic touch did not extend to the big screen.
Now: In 2012, Cosby brought back ‘Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids’ for seven new episodes.
Rashad came from a theatrical background and her biggest TV role prior to ’The Cosby Show’ was on the soap ’One Life To Live.’ Now: Rashad currently plays Dr.
Vanessa Young on the medical drama ‘Do No Harm’ and has returned to the theater on numerous occasions.
To say ‘The Cosby Show’ was a hit would be an understatement.
It dominated ratings during its run between 19 and laid the groundwork for other sitcoms based on the acts of comedians, such as ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Home Improvement’ and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ While the cast of ‘The Cosby Show’ never quite duplicated the success they had in the Huxtable house, they’ve all gone on to have successful careers.
Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable was an OBGYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), and his wife Clair was a successful attorney.
They had five children: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy.
Cliff and Clair's plans for a quiet night are ruined when Vanessa and Rudy can't sleep, with Rudy claiming the wolf man was growling in her closet.The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically Black college in Virginia.It was inspired by student life at Hampton University While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World typically addressed issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers (race and class relations, or the Equal Rights Amendment).They eventually married and had twins; but not before stunning their families by announcing the fact that Elvin was dropping out of medical school to open a camping store, and Sondra was dropping out of law school to help her husband in his endeavor.Denise was the "unique" child, the black sheep of the family.When Theo brings home a poor report card, he claims he does not need good grades to get a job.So Cliff gives him an economics lesson with Monopoly money.After the first season, it came to Cosby's and the producers' attention that the series was not accurately portraying a historically black college and life on campus, so Debbie Allen, an alumna of Howard University, was hired as the chief creative force to revamp the show.During the summer of 1988, Lisa Bonet announced that she and husband Lenny Kravitz were having a baby.Sondra was rarely seen during the first season because she was away at Princeton.She became a regular character in the second season, and was usually seen with her on-again off-again beau, Elvin.