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AS COREY EXITS, THE REDHEAD ENTERS

As badly as I felt about the disintegration of my relationship with Corey, things were happening so fast in my life that I didn’t mourn very long. In fact, I didn’t mourn much at all. Instead, I stripped to...

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...

DOIN’ THE PUBLIC RELATIONS HUSTLE

One of the things my publicist, Suzanne Rosewood, had me do right away was to associate myself with a charity. Signing on with a charity meant I would get my photo taken, be interviewed, and even receive plaques for...

THE SHARK FILLED WATERS

The train was pulling out of the station. The Cosby Show was, as the Beetles sang, “my ticket to ride.” I was eager for all the new opportunities for fun and devilment that were sure to come my way as...

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...

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...

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