Tuesday funeral for former 'Cosby' grandmother

By the Associated Press | June 4, 2011 | 4:43 PM EDT

In this 1992 file photo originally released by NBC, Phylicia Rashad, portraying Clair Huxtable, left, talks on the telephone while Clarice Taylor, portraying Anna Huxtable, center, and Bill Cosby, portraying Dr. Cliff Huxtable and Raven Symone portraying Olivia, right, look on in a scene from "The Cosby Show. Clarice Taylor, the actress and comedian best known for playing grandmothers on "The Cosby Show" and "Sesame Street," died of congestive heart failure in her home in Englewood, N.J., on Monday, May 30, 2011, said her son, William Taylor. She was 93. (AP Photo/NBC, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been made for the actress and comedian who gained fame playing a grandmother on "The Cosby Show" and "Sesame Street."

A public viewing will be held for Clarice Taylor on Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. at Canaan Baptist Church on 116th Street in New York.

A private wake will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by the funeral.

Taylor, whose show business career spanned five decades, died of congestive heart failure at 93 in her home in Englewood last Monday.

She received an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her role as Anna Huxtable, mother of Bill Cosby's character and grandparent of the Huxtable youngsters. Taylor also had a recurring role on "Sesame Street."