Black Public Scholars

September 15, 2010

Varnette Honeywood, Artist for The Cosby Show, Dies

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 3:51 pm


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 


Varnette Honeywood was the artist who gave life to The Cosby Show. Her paintings covered the walls of the Huxtable home, adding flare to those colorful sweaters Cliff seemed to love. While not everyone is in agreement on their love for Cliff’s sweaters, there’s no denying that Honeywood’s art was anything less than "tha bomb."
Sadly, Honeywood’s life has ended at the young age of 59 years old. She’d been battling cancer for the last two years, finally succumbing to the disease. Now, the world is just a little less colorful than it was before.


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