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Clarice Taylor dies at 93; actress played Grandmother Huxtable on 'Cosby Show'
Clarice Taylor dies at 93; actress played Grandmother Huxtable on 'Cosby Show'

Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93. Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses Carter, her public relations representative. Bill Cosby said she was "perfect" as the mother of his character, Cliff Huxtable, on the NBC series that aired from 1984 to 1992 except she looked "young enough to play my sister." "She did stand-up comedy. She and I were not of the 'theatuh' per se, we are performers," Cosby told The Times on Wednesday. "So whenever I'd say something to...

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