William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. (born July 12, 1937) is an American actor, comedian, television producer, and activist.
His good-natured, fatherly image has made him a popular personality and earned him the nickname of “America’s Black Dad,” and he has also been a sought-after spokesman for products like Jell-O Pudding, Kodak film, Coca-Cola, and the defunct retail chain Service Merchandise.
New Coke was the unofficial name of the sweeter formulation introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace its flagship soft drink, Coca-Cola or Coke. Properly speaking, it had no separate name of its own, but was simply the new version of Coke, until 1992 when it was renamed Coca-Cola II.