Emmy-Nominated Actress Known for Role on ‘Cosby Show’ Dead at 93

Jun 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An actress known for her role on “The Cosby Show” during the 1980s and early 1990s has died, the New York Daily News reported.

Clarice Taylor received an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest performer in 1986 for playing Bill Cosby’s mother on "The Cosby Show." She died Monday at 93.

Taylor died due to heart failure and was surrounded by family when she passed away, the story notes.

Her role as Anna Huxtable was part of a five-decade career that included a recurring role on "Sesame Street" and a role in the stage musical "The Wiz.”


  1. Clarice, or “Aunt Reesie” was one of the pioneers of the African American stage, she was a member of the American Negro Theater in the 1940’s and a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company. Her one woman show “Moms”, based on the life of Moms Mabley won an Obie award.
    Aunt Reesie was also a wonderful woman who was always fun to be with and did so much to make my life better because out of all of the family she understood me best and was always encouraging and able to bring a smile and a laugh into my life when I needed it.

  2. Lee, thanks for this posting. It’s always nice to get a personal first-hand perspective.
    I was very sad to read about her passing. My condolences.

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