Clarice Taylor -- known for her role as Bill Cosby's mom on "The Cosby Show" -- died of heart failure on Monday. The actress gained an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her role as Anne Huxtable on the… READ MORE >
Clarice Taylor (born September 20, 1927 in Buckingham County, Virginia) is an American stage, film and television actress. She is known for her recurring role on television on The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable (Bill Cosby)'s mother, Anna Huxtable. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1986 for the role. She also played a character on Sanford and Son, as Grady's, cousin Emma. She was raised in New York City and started working in the theatre—with the American Negro Theatre—at a time when there were few opportunities for African American actors.