He also found success with his "Fat Albert" animated TV show and served as pitchman for Jello-O pudding.

The entertainer broke racial barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, "I Spy," in the 1960s.

He created the top-ranked "Cosby Show" two decades later.

I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth. Not long after, I performed the skit as written, carefully turning my head so he couldn’t kiss me on the lips. I didn’t tell the Sergeant Major of the Army, who was the sponsor of the tour. I told a few of the others on the tour what Franken had done and they knew how I felt about it. Other than our dialogue on stage, I never had a voluntary conversation with Al Franken again.

I avoided him as much as possible and made sure I was never alone with him again for the rest of the tour.

A few weeks ago, we had California Congresswoman Jackie Speier on the show and she told us her story of being sexually assaulted when she was a young Congressional aide.

She described how a powerful man in the office where she worked ‘held her face, kissed her and stuck his tongue in her mouth.’ At that moment, I thought to myself, Al Franken did that exact same thing to me.

In one of the tweets, and the most disturbing, Barr wrote, “Muslim…30 MAY 18 ET By Kate Bennett, CNN (CNN) — It’s been 20 days since the public has laid eyes on first lady Melania Trump.

In the early hours of May 10, Trump welcomed home three American hostages from North Korea, accompanying President Donald Trump to greet them on arrival at Joint Base Andrews;…29 MAY 18 ET Frank Pallotta and Brian Stelter (CNN Money) — ABC canceled its hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday after the show’s biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.

It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one: I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to shout my story to the world with a megaphone to anyone who would listen, but even as angry as I was, I was worried about the potential backlash and damage going public might have on my career as a broadcaster. My colleagues are some of the most supportive people I’ve ever worked with in my career.