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'Cosby Show' Actress Clarice Taylor -- Dead at 93

6/1/2011 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Clarice Taylor -- known for her role as Bill Cosby's mom on "The Cosby Show" -- died of heart failure on Monday.

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The actress gained an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her role as Anne Huxtable on the famous sitcom.

In addition to The Cosby Show ... Taylor also made frequent appearances in the 80's as the country-loving grandmother "Harriet" on "Sesame Street".

She was 93.

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