Clarice Taylor (Clarice Taylor)

Clarice Taylor

Clarice Taylor

Actress. Fondly remembered for her role as Bill Cosby’s mother Anna Huxtable in the popular TV series “The Cosby Show” (1985 to 1992), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination in 1986. Born in Buckingham, Virginia, the daughter of a post office worker, she herself worked for the post office after attending Columbia for one year. She initiated her off-Broadway stage career in a 1942 production of “On Striver’s Row”, with the American Negro Theatre Playhouse and launched a lengthy association with the Negro Ensemble Company in 1967. Her Hollywood career began with the picture “Change of Mind” (1969), followed by a string of roles in the pictures “Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon” (1970), the Clint Eastwood thriller “Play Misty for Me” (1971) and “The Wiz” (1978). In addition to the “The Cosby Show”, Taylor had a recurring role as Harriet in the children’s program “Sesame Street” (1976 to 1990). She received an Obie Award for her performance in the production of “Moms”


  • September, 20, 1917
  • Buckingham County, Virginia


  • May, 30, 2011
  • Englewood, New Jersey

Cause of Death

  • congestive heart failure


  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Bronx Bronx County New York

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