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THE SMELL OF DESPERATION

I wanted it so badly. Fame. The riches of television stardom. This had been my dream since childhood and now it was at my doorstep. The Cosby Show — the number one rated program on television — was the...

DAMN! I LOOK SEXY IN ALL THIS SPECIAL TREATMENT

There is a great deal of wisdom in that old saying: “Fame is written in ice and the sun is always shining.” Celebrity is fleeting. Sure, special treatment is nice and there’s no reason not to enjoy it. The...

CELEBRITY HAS ITS’ PRIVILEGES

Not all the changes I was experiencing were negative. I soon discovered that celebrity also had privileges. For instance, I suddenly discovered the wonders of first class air travel. Prior to being on The Cosby Show, I had always...

CHERYL

Cheryl leaned over and playfully bit Alton on the chest. “Ow.” “Don’t want you sleeping on me…Scratch my back…” “There?” “Lower. Ooh, right there…yeah…What? It itches.” “No. It’s that accent of yours…It’s the cutest damn thing…” “Yeah?” Cheryl turned...

Broke, Broken-Hearted, and Depressed Is No Way to Go Through Life

I have no idea where I was when I first heard that producers were looking for an actor to play opposite Lisa Bonet on the Cosby Show. I was probably standing on a street corner in Manhattan wondering why...

Olivia’s Daddy: Cruising Through New Jersey with Ralph

Cruising the streets of West Orange

Cruising Through New Jersey with Ralph It was the summer after the Cosby Show had ended.  The walls of my new home in New Jersey were closing in on me and I paced the floors in a spiritless malaise....

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