A look at the legendary TV comic whose life away from the cameras has often been anything but funny. After flunking out of high school, Cosby's hilarious riffs on life connected with audiences, and he became a stand-up and sitcom superstar. But along the way he suffered tragedy (a son was killed in a drive-by shooting) and controversy (two women accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting them). But because of his long-lasting appeal and big endorsement deals with Jell-O and Coca-Cola, Cosby remains one of the top names in American comedy.
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