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Cliff Huxtable (character)

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The Cosby Show character
First appearance Pilot
Last appearance And So We Commence
Created by Bill Cosby
Portrayed by Bill Cosby
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Aliases Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable
Gender Male
Occupation Physician
Title Dr
Spouse(s) Clair Huxtable
Children Theo Huxtable
Nationality American

Dr. Cliff Huxtable is a fictional character, the primary character in the 1980s television series The Cosby Show.

Background and production

Conception and development

Cosby originally proposed that the couple should both have blue-collar jobs, with the father a limousine driver,[1] who owned his own car, and the mother an electrician.[2] But with advice from his wife Camille Cosby, the concept was changed so that the family was well-off financially, with the mother a lawyer and the father a doctor.[3][4]


Reception

Bill Cosby role as Cliff Huxable has had a mostly positive reception from critics.[5] [6][7][8][9][10]

References

  1. McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present. Penguin Group USA. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-14-024916-3. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  2. Interview with Bill Cosby, Forum, KQED, broadcast July 23, 2014
  3. Cashmore, Ellis (August 2, 2012). Beyond Black: Celebrity and Race in Obama’s America. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-78093-147-0. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  4. Pope, Kitty (2005). Beside Every Great Man-- is a Great Woman: African American Women of Courage, Intellect, Strength, Beauty & Perseverance. Amber Books Publishing. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-9749779-4-2. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. "IGN's Top 10 Favorite TV Couples". IGN. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  6. "Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for Blackness - Herman Gray - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  7. "Harris Polls > Maybe It’s the Sweaters; Cliff Huxtable is the TV Dad Americans Would Have Wanted Growing Up". Harris Interactive. 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  8. "Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American ... - Andrea L. Press - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  9. "Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic - Mark Anthony Neal - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  10. "With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture Since 1830 - LeRoy Ashby - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-25.