30. Bonet’s Baby
Lisa Bonet played Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show for nearly ten years. She reprised the role in its spin-off, A Different World, but she was only there for one season before she quietly disappeared. She resurfaced again in The Cosby Show after giving birth to her daughter Zoe Kravitz.
However, it wasn’t your typical maternity leave. Lenny Kravitz’s memoir Let Love Rule, claims Bonet was fired for being pregnant even though production was willing to write her pregnancy into A Different World’s story. Cosby allegedly said, “Lisa Bonet is pregnant, but Denise Huxtable is not,” ending her role in the sitcom.