Earle Hyman: Longevity Through A Lifetime Of Learning

grandpa huxtableDespite the fact that he is only 11 years older than Bill Cosby, actor Earle Hyman, 91, portrayed Cliff’s father Russell (Grand Huxtable) on “The Cosby Show.” Hyman earned an Emmy nomination for the role in in 1986. He hasn’t acted since 2001.

Not many of us would have known that Earle was also fascinated with the culture of Norway, spoke the language fluently, owned property there and actually spent much of his time in parts of the country. He first appeared there on stage in the 1950’s, and in the 90’s, he starred in a Norwegian television sitcom. Plus, he is the first cousin once removed of singer Phyllis Hyman.

When asked about his 65+ year career he simply says, “I feel very grateful. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything in the world. I loved it.”

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