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Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby's father on The Cosby Show, dies at 91

Hyman loved the stage. He played the traditionally white roles of Hamlet, Macbeth and Lear in New York and London, and the black roles of Othello, the Emperor Jones and the chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

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EARLE Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen, but was perhaps best known to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby's father on The Cosby Show, died last Friday in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91.

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