Actor, Talk Show Host / 1926 - 2012
Andy Griffith is an actor and singer best known for his 1960s starring role in The Andy Griffith Show. He later returned to TV in the drama Matlock.
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Producer / 1937 -
Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor and producer, who has played a major role in the development of more positive portrayal of African-Americans on television.
Dick Van Dyke
Television Actor, Comedian, Talk Show Host, Television Producer, Writer / 1925 -
Dick Van Dyke is an American actor and comedian best known for hosting The Dick Van Dyke Show. He's also known for starring on Diagnosis Murder and for roles in films like Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and Night at the Museum.
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