On May 22, 1966, Bill Cosby became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for his role in the television series, I Spy. Cosby played the role of “Alexander Scott,” a trainer and undercover secret agent who worked for the Pentagon.
I Spy’s 1965 debut was momentous as it featured Cosby as the first African-American actor in a leading role. During his time on the show, Cosby consecutively won an Emmy for three years and remains the only actor to have achieved this honor.
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