Day 14,288.... 1:23am . **Borrowed from @phylicia_rashadfanpage - With sadness in my heart I share this. REST IN PEACE MR HYMAN.
Earle Hyman (October 11, 1926 – November 16, 2017) was an American stage, television, and film actor. Hyman is known for his role on ThunderCats as the voice of Panthro and various other characters. He also appeared on The Cosby Show as Cliff's father, Russell Huxtable.
He made his Broadway stage debut as a teenager in 1943 in Run, Little Chillun, and later joined the American Negro Theater. He was a member of the American Shakespeare Theatre beginning with its first season in 1955, and played the role of Othello in the 1957 season. He received a Tony Award nomination for the play The Lady from Dubuque.
In addition to his stage work, Hyman appeared in various television and film roles including adaptions of Macbeth (1968), Julius Caesar (1979), and Coriolanus (1979), and voiced Panthro on the animated television series ThunderCats (1985–1990). He played two roles (at different times) on television's The Edge of Night. One of his most well known roles, that of Russell Huxtable in The Cosby Show, earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 1986.
He will be missed. A great one has left the stage of life. Heartbroken. 😢😭😦 💔 I salute you, Mr Hyman. Condolences to his family and friends. #restinpower #restinpeace #earlehyman #hewillbemissed #heartbroken #rip #broadway #theatre #Shakespeare #stage #film #television #thecosbyshow #russelhuxtable #grandpa #panthro #thundercats #actor #voiceactor #emmys #emmynominee #salute #americannegrotheater #americanshakespearetheatre #emmyawards