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"Cosby Show" Sweaters Being Auctioned For Charity

05/29/08 11:18 PM ET   AP

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Not everyone can be Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the quick-with-a-quip dad that Bill Cosby played on TV for eight years. But for the right price, you could dress just like him this Father's Day.

Cosby's daughter, Evin, said her mother and father were cleaning out a closet recently when they came across a batch of the sweaters her dad wore when he played Huxtable on NBC's "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992.

"I pounced on these sweaters," she said Thursday, adding she figured they could help a charity named for her brother, Ennis, raise a substantial amount of money.

Now three of them are going up for sale on eBay, with the proceeds earmarked for the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation.

The nonprofit organization, which raises money to benefit educational programs, is named in honor of Cosby's only son, who was about to begin his doctoral studies when he was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997.

The auction is scheduled for June 2-12, with minimum bids set at $5,000.

"The price of what some of these sweaters might sell for could make a big difference in the lives of thousands of children," said Evin Cosby.

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On the Net:

http://www.ebay.com/cosby

http://www.hellofriend.org

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Filed by Katherine Thomson  |