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Bill Cosby‘s television career began in 1965 with the hit series “I Spy.” Over the years, he would become a household name for his family friendly comedy, including, of course, “The Cosby Show,” which aired from 1984 to 1992.

In later years, Cosby became an education activist, but he also received criticism for his biting critiques of the Black community. In his famous “Pound Cake “speech in 2004, he said, “With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that crap and all of them are in jail.”  Also, “Are you not paying attention, people with their hat on backwards, pants down around the crack? Isn’t that a sign of something, or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn’t it a sign of something when she’s got her dress all the way up to the crack…and got all kinds of needles and things going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from?”

See Also: Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years In Prison For Sexual Assault Conviction

By 2014, Cosby’s career changed in an instant when comedian Hannibal Burress made a joke about his rape allegations and encouraged people to do their own research. By December 2015, Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault.

Yesterday, the 81-year-old was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill sentenced the 81-year-old and said, “It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come.”

See Cosby’s life through the years in photos.

1. Bill Cosby With Robert Culp In 1966

Robert Culp and Bill Cosby Source:Getty

2. Emmy Winner Bill Cosby With Camille Cosby And Carol Burnett In 1966

Emmy Winner For His Role Source:Getty

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3. Bill Cosby in ‘The Bill Cosby Show’ in 1972

Bill Cosby in Bill Cosby Show Source:Getty

4. Bill Cosby With Arte Johnson And Betty White On ABC’s ‘Cos’ In 1976

Arte Johnson, Betty White, Bill Cosby Appearing On ABC's 'Cos' Source:Getty

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5. Bill Cosby With Jesse Jackson In 1981

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6. Bill Cosby With Patti LaBelle On ABC’s ‘Cos’ In 1976

LaBelle, Bill Cosby On ABC's 'Cos' Source:Getty

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7. The Cast Of ‘The Cosby Show’ In 1984

Cosby Show Cast Source:Getty

8. Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte At 70th Annual Spingarn Awards In 1985

70th Annual Spingarn Awards Source:Getty

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

9. Bill Cosby Onstage At Radio City in 1986

Bill Cosby Onstage At Radio City Source:Getty

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10. Bill Cosby Receiving The Key To NYC From Mayor Koch In 1987

Bill Cosby Gets Key To City Source:Getty

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11. Bill Cosby, Malcolm Jamal-Warner & Geoffrey Owens In 1987

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12. Bill Cosby at the State Theatre in Minneapolis in 1993

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(Photo by Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

13. Bill Cosby With President Bill Clinton In 1996

White House on Children's TV Source:Getty

(Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

14. Cast of ‘The Cosby Show ‘9th Annual TV Land Awards in 2011

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(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/FilmMagic)

15. Bill Cosby Charged With Aggravated Indecent Assault For The 2004 Incident Involving Temple University Employee Andrea Constand

Bill Cosby Arraignment Source:Getty

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

16. Bill Cosby With Keshia Knight Pulliam At His First Trial in 2017


(Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

17. Bill Cosby Arrives at the Montgomery County Court for Sentencing on September 25, 2018

Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Court for sentencing in Rockville Source:WENN

18. Bill Cosby Taken Into Custody After Being Sentenced on September 25, 2018


(Photo by Mark Makela / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK MAKELA/AFP/Getty Images)

19. Bill Cosby’s September 2018 Mug Shot

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