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Veteran Actor Bill Cobbs Dies at 90

Veteran Actor Bill Cobbs Dies at 90

Veteran Hollywood actor Bill Cobbs, known for his roles in “Night at the Museum” and “The Bodyguard,” passed away at age 90. Cobbs died peacefully at his home in California, surrounded by his family.

Cobbs’ extensive career included nearly 200 film and TV credits. He played Whitney Houston’s manager in “The Bodyguard” and a security guard in “Night at the Museum,” among other roles. His other film credits include “Air Bud,” “Sunshine State,” “Ghosts of Mississippi,” and “Demolition Man.” He also appeared in TV shows like “The West Wing,” “The Sopranos,” “NYPD Blue,” and “CSI.”

Cobbs, born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1934, served eight years in the US Air Force before becoming an actor. He began acting in 1969 and moved to New York a year later to pursue his career. His first film role was in “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” in 1974. In 2020, he won a Daytime Emmy for his role in the children’s show “Dino Dana.”

Cobbs’ brother, Thomas G. Cobbs, remembered him as a beloved family member and friend. “Bill recently and happily celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by cherished loved ones,” he wrote on Facebook. Actor Wesley Snipes and other colleagues paid tribute to Cobbs on social media, celebrating his life and legacy.

Cobbs’ contributions to film and television, along with his impact on those who knew him, ensure his memory will endure.

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