Bill Cosby is one of America’s most beloved comedians that had captivated generations of fans with his iconic albums, comedy routines, and best-selling books such as Fatherhood. His unique comedy transcends gender, age, and cultural barriers. The Cosby Show and his books will be brought to life in Mansion Theater in Branson. The Cosby Show at Mansion Theater starts at 8 pm and tickets on sale range from $55 to $77.
Bill Cosby contributed the end of television’s racial barrier with “I Spy”, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series and won three consecutive Emmys. He produced and created the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which was aired in the 70s and was made into film in 2004. The show that was designed to educate and entertain children was based on Cosby’s childhood in Philadelphia. Bill Cosby who was a former Navy serviceman had an illustrious list of accomplishments that include roles on the children’s educational show Electric Company and producing the Emmy award winning Little Bill which was based on his bestselling book series.
The greatest contribution of Bill Cosby to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, which portrayed a close-knit upper class black family. The show encouraged a good sign of maturity in matters of race. The Cosby Show dominated the number one spot for many years. Life magazine described the show as whimsical and warmhearted program where pleasures has given millions of fresh laughter on their own domestic lives.
Another book of Bill Cosby “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was” was released by the Hachette Book Group on November 1, 2011 and became a best seller. Cosby has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Kennedy Center Honors, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the Marian Anderson Award.
Bill Cosby has been very busy raising a family, too. On January 25, 1964, he married the former Camille Hanks, when she was still studying at the University of Maryland. They raised one son (Ennis) and four daughters (Erika, Erinn, Ensa and Evin). They have three grandchildren and the family now resides in New England.
The Oak Ridge Boys is another wonderful show in Mansion Theater that offer the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The upbeat songs and four-part harmonies of The Oak Ridge Boys spawned dozens of Country hits and a number one Pop Smash – Elvira. They have earned Dove, Grammy, CMA, and ACM awards. They have also garnered fan accolades and a host to other industry. Every time they step before the audience, they show gratefulness of bringing three decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to bear on a stage show that is widely acknowledged as among the most exciting shows in America.
If you want to be entertained by one of the America’s beloved comedian, singer and writer, see the timeless comedy and learn about the accomplishments of Bill Cosby at the Mansion Theater in Branson.
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