Baby Cakes

The nickname of Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable (Bill Cosby), a New York obstetrician on the sitcom THE COSBY SHOW/NBC/1984-91.


Cliff’s wife, Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) dubbed Cliff “Baby Cakes” when they both attended Hillman College in Georgia. Cliff called Clair “Lum Lum.”

Cliff called himself “Mr. Jazz” because he was crazy about jazz music and musicians.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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