Actor Bill Cobbs, 90, Passes Away

Bill Cobbs’ journey through Hollywood leaves a legacy as timeless as his unforgettable roles.

Actor Bill Cobbs, 90, Passes Away
Actor Bill Cobbs, 90, Passes Away

Bill Cobbs, a beloved American actor known for his diverse roles, has passed away at the age of 90. 

Early Life and Career

Born in Cleveland on June 16, 1934, Cobbs’ journey to fame was as unconventional as it was remarkable. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and trying his hand at stand-up comedy, he ventured into corporate life with IBM and car sales.

Iconic Roles on Screen

After a stint with IBM and car sales, Cobbs found his calling on stage in 1969 with ‘Lost in the Stars’ at Cleveland’s Karamu House. His talent shone brightly from then on, propelling him to iconic roles on both the big and small screens.

Memorable Moments on Screen

Some of Cobbs’ memorable moments on screen are his roles as Whitney Houston’s manager in ‘The Bodyguard’ and the jazz pianist in ‘That Thing You Do!’ His portrayal of Master Tinker in ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ captivated audiences worldwide.

Television Legacy

Beyond cinema, Cobbs graced TV screens in beloved shows like ‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘Star Trek: Enterprise.’ His versatility and warmth endeared him to fans across generations.

A Fond Farewell

With his recent passing at 90, Bill Cobbs leaves behind a legacy etched in cinematic history. His contributions to entertainment, from the mystical Moses in ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ to the beloved Reginald in ‘Night at the Museum,’ ensure he will be fondly remembered for years to come. There’s no better time than now to celebrate not just Cobbs’ career, but a life lived in pursuit of storytelling and joyous entertainment.

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