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Nicki Minaj Pays 'Cosby' Actor Geoffrey Owens $25k, He Gives it to Charity

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Nicki Minaj Pays 'Cosby' Actor Geoffrey Owens $25k, He Gives it to Charity
Nicki Minaj has paid up her promised $25,000 to former 'Cosby Show' actor Geoffrey Owens, and he's taking the money ... and paying it forward. Sources tell us Nicki's team recently reached out and sent a check to Owens. You'll remember, Nicki vowed on her 'Queen Radio' show to give him $25k in response to someone attempting to shame him with a pic of him working at Trader Joe's. Owens made the decision to donate the money,
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Emmys 2018: In Memoriam remembers Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds but who was left out?

Emmys 2018: In Memoriam remembers Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds but who was left out?
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony was tearful as beloved television legends Steven Bochco, Anthony Bourdain, Robert Guillaume, Monty Hall, John Mahoney, Jim Nabors, Charlotte Rae, Burt Reynolds, Neil Simon and Craig Zadan were part of the annual tribute.

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But who was missing from the memoriam this time? Some of those surprising omissions included:

Marty Allen (actor/comedian)

Peter Baldwin (director)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Dushon Monique Brown (actor)

Frank Buxton (writer/director)

Joseph Campanella (actor)

Olivia Cole (actor)

Vic Damone (actor/singer)

Bradford Dillman (actor)

Roy Dotrice (actor)

John Dunsworth (actor)

Harlan Ellison (writer)

Nanette Fabray (actor)

Dominic Frontiere (composer)

Michael Gershman (cinematographer)

Billy Graham (host)

Vanessa Greene (producer)

Doug Grindstaff (sound editor)

John Hillerman (actor)

Rance Howard (actor)

Tab Hunter (actor)

Earle Hyman (actor)

Anne Jeffreys (actor)

Margot Kidder (actor)

Louise Latham
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SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???

SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???
Sunday’s telecast of the Screen Actors Guild will feature a special In Memoriam segment devoted to many of the actors and actresses who have died since last year’s ceremony in late January. Sure to be among those saluted include Oscar winner Martin Landau, comedy legend Jerry Lewis, and beloved film and TV star Bill Paxton. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for this past year of 2017 and the newly-started gallery for 2018.

Over 100 people in SAG/AFTRA have passed away in the past 12 months. Which of the following 60 names will also be featured in the televised tribute?

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Richard Anderson (actor)

Chuck Barris (host/executive)

Shelley Berman (actor)

Chuck Berry (singer/actor)

Joseph Bologna (actor)

Powers Boothe (actor)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Glen Campbell (singer/actor)

Bernie Casey (actor)

David Cassidy (actor/singer)

Mike Connors (actor)

Danielle Darrieux (actor
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Five Things You Never Knew About Earle Hyman

Earle Hyman is an actor who has woken on stage, in television, and in films. He began his career in 1943 and worked successfully as an actor until he retired in 2001. He is probably best-known for playing Russel Huxtable, the father of Cliff Huxtable, in ‘The Cosby Show’. He appeared in 40 episodes between 1984 and 1992. Sadly, Hyman passed away on November 17, 2017, at the age of 91. He died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey. Here are five more things you probably didn’t know about Earle Hyman. 1. He Was Related to Phyllis

Five Things You Never Knew About Earle Hyman
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'Cosby Show' Star Earle Hyman Dead at 91

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Earle Hyman, the man who played Bill Cosby's father on "The Cosby Show," has died.  Hyman passed away Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey, according to a rep for The Actors Fund.  The actor was a veteran theatre performer, having made his Broadway debut in "Run, Little Chillun" in 1943 and starring in multiple plays over the course of his career. He has more than 40 acting credits attributed to his name from movies and TV roles.
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Earle Hyman Dies: Veteran Broadway Actor, Cosby TV Dad Was 91

Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. He was 91. Hyman’s career on and off-Broadway spanned more than six decades and a multiplicity of Shakespearean roles at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. But it was as Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s sympatico dad Russell on NBC’s The Cosby Show that Hyman reached his widest audience, earning him an Emmy…
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Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on ‘Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91

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Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on ‘Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91
Earle Hyman, actor of screen and stage best known as Grandpa Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” died Thursday at age 91. For 40 episodes spanning the famed sitcom’s eight-season run, Hyman appeared in a recurring role as Cliff Huxtable’s father, Russell, who would often butt heads with his son in comedic fashion while serving as a voice of wisdom to his grandchildren. Once a famous jazz trombonist named “Slide” Huxtable, Russell and his wife, Anna (Clarice Taylor), were the centerpiece of two of the show’s most famous episodes in Seasons 2 and 3, when the Huxtables put together lip-synch and...
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Cosby Show's Earle Hyman Dead at 91

Cosby Show's Earle Hyman Dead at 91
Earle Hyman, best known to TV audiences for his role as Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on The Cosby Show, has died at the age of 91.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hyman died on Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. A cause of death has not been reported.

Hyman appeared in 40 episodes of The Cosby Show over the course of its nine-season run. In 1986, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his work in the classic Season 2 episode “Happy Anniversary.”

In addition to his work on The Cosby Show,
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‘ThunderCats’: Snarf Speaks, Panthro Returns & Lion-o Grows Up

If you caught the new ThunderCats animated series premiere, you were probably more than a little pissed off because of three things: 1) Grune returned to the ThunderCats kingdom to tell King Claudus that Panthro was dead. Most African American viewers called bullsh*t when this happened. Everyone who watched the original series knew that Panthro was the black ThunderCat. Like most cartoons, video games and TV shows, if there is a big guy with weapons (ie GI Joe‘s Roadblock), he’s usually a big black guy. Also everyone’s favorite grandpa, Earle Hyman from The Cosby Show voiced Panthro, making Panthro the wise father figure you always wanted to look up to. So, Panthro was dead? Really. Weak sauce. Later on, Panthro was revealed to be Grune’s captive. Unfortunately, then Panthro then killed King Claudus. Old school viewers called bullsh*t once again. Thankfully, it was then revealed that Panthro was Mumm-ra,
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Clarice Taylor, 'Cosby Show' grandma and 'Sesame Street' actress, dies at 93

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Clarice Taylor, most famous for playing Anna Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" and Harriet on "Sesame Street," has died at the age of 93, reports People. Clarice played Harriet on the popular children's show for 14 years, while also spending some time as the Huxtable matriarch.

Taylor played alongside Earle Hyman (pictured above) for seven years as Bill Cosby's on-screen quirky parents Anna and Russell Huxtable; Taylor received an Emmy nomination in 1986 for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for her work on "The Cosby Show."

Besides her work on "The Cosby Show," Clarice also starred in Clint Eastwood's directorial debut, the psychological thriller "Play Misty For Me," and appeared on stage numerous times, including in the original Broadway cast of "The Wiz" as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North. Interestingly enough, her future on-screen daughter-in-law Phylicia Rashad was a munchkin in that production.

People reports Taylor died
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'Cosby Show' cast reunite for anniversary

The cast of The Cosby Show have reunited on Today to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Earle Hyman, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Geoffrey Owens, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Raven Symone were interviewed together for the launch of a new DVD collection. When asked to explain the programme's enduring appeal, Cosby said: "It's funny and there is love there. It is all genuine, it is real." Warner added: "Twenty-five years later and the show is just as funny, just as meaningful and just as relevant as it was when it came out." However, (more)
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