June 2, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
Clarice Taylor, who played Bill Cosby’s mother on The Cosby Show, died on Monday at age 93 of heart failure. The Emmy nominated actress was surrounded by friends and family.
A performer on stage, radio, TV and film for over five decades, the actress was a member of the New York stage group, the Negro Ensemble Company, and helped to pave the way for African-American actors in the early 1960s.
Taylor is survived by her two sons, William and James, and her five grandchildren.