What was the name of the NBC series that was the first to star a black actor on equal footing with a white actor?
#935. Asked by Jim. (Apr 08 00 3:32 PM)
I Spy, with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp.
Apr 08 00, 3:34 PM
The popular NBC network program I Spy ran for three years from 1965 to 1968 and starred the partnership of Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. Cosby thus became the first black actor in American television to star in a prime-time drama as a hero-character on an equal footing with his white fellow actors.
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