Then: He played Dr. Huxtable "The Cosby Show." He starred in Jell-O pudding commercials. Who else could have won Favorite All-Around Male Star in 1989 but then-53-year-old Bill Cosby?
Now: Sure, he's not on TV anymore, but contrary to Internet rumors, Bill, now 74, is not dead. He's alive and well, giving lectures about the African-American community. His latest book, I Didn't Ask to Be Born (But I'm Glad I Was), was released in 2011. Heck, he even tweets!