Bill Cosby & Frank Savage Regale York
Financier Frank Savage(gray jacket) and Comedy Legend Bill Cosby share a moment with York College students during a recent appearance at the college.
Sponsored in collaboration with the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Inc. the event featured Cosby and Savage in a discussion of their lives and careers. The two also signed copies of their most recent books, Cosby's I Didn't Ask To Be Born: But I’m Glad I Was; and Savage's The Savage Way: Successfully Negotiating The Waves of Business and Life.
"These two book happen to be wonderful examples of writing for humor - and one for the inspiration," said Cosby, who regaled the packed Milton Bassin Theatre audience with anecdotes from his childhood and fatherhood experiences.
Savage, the son of a hairdresser who started her business in his bedroom, advised the students, "Regardless of your background or upbringing, you can be anything you want to be in life if you are determined to do it...."
Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, president of York College, was pleased to host the duo.
"They are consummate storytellers," said President Keizs. "Their stories of success are powerfully told and their journeys engender much to be admired."
The event, delightfully hosted by NY1 News Anchor, Cheryl Wills, also paid tribute to retiring York professor, Dr. Charles Coleman, who for more than two decades, led The African American Read-in Chain at York during Black History Month.