‘Cosby Show’ Actress Clarice Taylor Dies at 93

by | June 1, 2011 at 3:17 PM | Celebrity Deaths, TV News

Clarice Taylor, center, with Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby on 'The Cosby Show' (Photo: AP/Popeater)

Clarice Taylor, center, with Phylicia Rashad and Bill Cosby on 'The Cosby Show' (Photo: AP/Popeater)


Most recognized for her role as Bill Cosby’s mother on “The Cosby Show,” Clarice Taylor succumbed to heart failure on Monday, according to People. The 93-year-old actress was surrounded by family when she passed away.

Taylor was nominated for a 1986 Emmy for her seven-year role as Anna Huxtable in the celebrated sitcom. She also appeared in “Smoke” alongside Harvey Keitel, “Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon” with Liza Minelli and “Sesame Street,” on which she played David’s grandmother.

Taylor was also an active member of the New York Stage group and the Negro Ensemble Company — her presence as a leading actress in the African-American community did not go by unnoticed.

Taylor’s legacy will not be forgotten by her fans, two sons, William and James, and five grandchildren.

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