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NFL – 1986 – Special – Comedian Bill Cosby On Bears DT William The Fridge Perry – With Ahmad Rashad


William Anthony Perry (born December 16, 1962) is a former American professional football player….who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Perry played college football for Clemson University….and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft….and played professionally for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.  In reference to his imposing size, he was popularly known as The Refrigerator or, abbreviated,The Fridge.…..where Perry also occasionally played at fullback at the goal line due to his size and power.

William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician and author….who began his career as a stand-up comic in San Francisco during the 1960’s…..who then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy…..which was followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971.  In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines….Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985….which centered on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Throughout the 1970’s, Cosby starred in about a half-dozen films and occasionally returned to film later in his career.  

Beginning in the 1980’s, Cosby produced and starred in the television sitcom The Cosby Show….which aired from 1984 to 1992….while being rated as the # 1 show in America for 1985 through 1989. The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. Cosby produced the spin-off sitcom A Different World, which aired from 1987 to 1993. He also starred in The Cosby Mysteries from 1994 to 1995 and in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000…. and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things from 1998 to 2000.

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