As a former child star, I was aware of how the world viewed the actor, but I did not know how the public saw the man.
Bill Cosby’s legacy was born when he was in his late 50s and 60s, and he was still in his prime as a performer.
I had grown up with him in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
His career was a constant reminder of how much I had admired him from a young age, and I was not afraid to share that admiration.
But he was not a household name, and his legacy was not the one of an actor who could not sing.
Bill and I were very close.
We had many, many long conversations about how to keep the relationship going, and it was always about the show.
We always thought it was important to do something with him, because we felt he was a good man and a great artist.
In our minds, it was a question of whether we could keep the show going.
I remember one night when we were in the writers’ room.
I was talking with someone about how the show had grown and that the audience was growing.
He said, “If we do a Cosby tribute, the people will remember him.”
The thought occurred to me: How can you write a show about a man who was not only a great man, but a great entertainer, and then the people would remember him?
We were very grateful to the showrunner for that idea.
I think the biggest thing that was always in Bill’s mind was how he was supposed to be remembered.
He was a great performer.
He had great chemistry with people.
He played the piano, sang with the cast and crew.
He performed in many theaters and was honored by a number of organizations.
I don’t think anyone was going to forget him.
I think we were trying to stay as close as possible to his legacy.
I remember that we were thinking about a tribute for the show when we heard the news that Cosby had died.
We didn’t want to do it.
It was such a personal decision.
We had a big rehearsal for the tribute.
I asked him, “What do you want us to do?”
He said we were supposed to do a performance of ‘Dancing on the Edge of Town,’ and he told me that he was going for the original version, which was from ‘The Cosby Show.’
He said that was one of the first times he sang with them.
I said, I love the original, but this is a much more intimate version.
He told me, “I want to play this.”
I said to him, If we don’t do it, it will just get forgotten.
I thought that would be the end of the world.
He gave me that exact line: “The way to keep it going is to keep doing it.”
We were all stunned, but it turned out that he wanted to sing with us and that he loved the show so much.
It was a strange moment.
I’m sure he was thinking, “This is it.
I’ve done everything I can to keep that thing going.”
Then he just said, No.
We’ll go for the live version of the song.
It’s the one that everybody knows.
The people were stunned.
It turned out to be a huge success.
It has gone on to be one of his greatest hits.
It became one of Bill’s favorite songs.
It is a song that he could sing and still perform.
It’s hard to pinpoint a single moment in his life that has shaped the character of Bill Cosby.
The one thing I can say for sure is that he is very, very grateful for what he had to give to people.
The first thing I would do if he asked me to be his secretary, he would say, I don-t want to have to do this.
I just want to say thank you to him for all the gifts that he has given to me.
Bill is one of those people who is a generous person.
He does not have to be perfect.
He is so generous with what he has and how he has treated me and others.
It shows in everything he does.
When we got home from rehearsals, I went straight to the dressing room and asked my father if he would like to sing a version of ‘The Way I Am.’
I didn’t know if it would work, but the guy said, ‘I don’t know.’
We sang it in front of him and it blew his mind.
He didn’t even know it was on the radio.
He turned to me and said, My father, I am so proud of you.
I have never seen such a wonderful, sweet, caring person.
I told him how grateful I was to him and that I was going on stage.
That was a big moment for me, and for Bill, because I am proud to