Bill Cosby and Gene Hackman have a few extra bucks coming their way, if officials in charge of unclaimed accounts can catch up with them.

Cosby, the world's highest-paid entertainer with earnings estimated at $92 million during last year's TV season, will become $66 richer once California sends him an NBC check that was issued in 1971 but never cashed."No wonder he never picked up the check," said Dario Frommer of the state controller's office in Los Angeles. "He doesn't even need it."

Hackman, who won a best-actor Oscar for "The French Connection" and is nominated for "Mississippi Burning," is owed $893 from a forgotten bank account, Frommer said.

State officials say they so far have been unable to reach the two entertainers.