OMG! The “Cosby Daddy’s” COUSIN Is A Famous R&B SINGER With A Sultry Voice

Posted On : March 2, 2017

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We all remember “Heathcliff Huxtable’s” Pops, “Russell Huxtable” right? Of course we do. Although he was a prominent actor well before he was delivering those clever lines to his Cosby family, it’s his Cosby role that is most memorable.

Well what most of us weren’t aware of is that his cousin is a sultry 80’s R&B singer that gave us some solid slow jams back in the day. She always had one of the most distinctive voices in music and you know her very well if you’re an Old School R&B lover.

She is none other than…

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The beautiful, late singer, Phyllis Hyman. “Russell Huxtable’s” real name is Earle Hyman and he and Phyllis are second cousins. They kept this old school fun fact kind of quiet back then, although I’m not sure why. Maybe they wanted to each build a name for themselves without having to be in the shadow of the other. Whatever the reason, we still thought it was pretty cool old school info to know.

I wonder if Earle Hyman has any musical gifts like his cousin. Even if he doesn’t, it was still entertaining to see him once playing the trombone in a Cosby episode…although we’re not sure if he was actually playing it.

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