Camille Olivia Cosby (née Hanks; born March 20, 1944) is an American television producer, philanthropist, and the wife of comedian Bill Cosby. The matriarch is his wife, Lawyer Clair Huxtable. The character of Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show was based on her. But they’re not shunning him. Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille, and their children haven’t yet visited him in prison, where he’s been since late September. By now, Bill Cosby has faced accusations of sexual assault from more than 60 women, and he was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April 2018, but Camille Cosby …

The patriarch is Cliff Huxtable, an obstetrician and son of a prominent jazz trombonist. In 1990, Cosby earned a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, followed by a Ph.D. in 1992. Cosby has avoided public life, but has been active in her husband's businesses as a manager, as well as involving herself in academia and writing. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family, living in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York, at 10 Stigwood Avenue.