Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.
Jordan Strohl, a representative for the Actors Fund, said Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. He was 91.
A North Carolina native, Hyman made his Broadway debut as a teenager in 1943. He would go on to become a charter member of the American Shakespeare Theater. In 1980 Hyman received a Tony nomination for "The Lady From Dubuque."