“Cosby Show” Actress Clarice Taylor Dies at 93


Clarice Taylor, a TV, film, stage and radio actress best known for portraying the mother of Bill Cosby on “The Cosby Show,” has died. She was 93.

Taylor succumbed to heart failure on Monday and was surrounded by family when she passed.

For her role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s mother Anna, Taylor earned an Emmy nomination in 1986.

The actress, whose career spanned five decades, was also a founding member of the New York stage group, the Negro Ensemble Company.

In addition to “The Cosby Show,” other career highlights include a recurring role on “Sesame Street,” Clint Eastwood’s “Play Misty For Me” and the stage musical “The Wiz” as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.

Taylor is survived by her two sons, William and James, and her five grandchildren.


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