|Birth: ||May 12, 1937|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2008|
Los Angeles County
Comedian. A provocative and influential standup performer, he is best known for his "Seven Dirty Words" routine which led to the 1978 United States Supreme Court case "F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation" that established the American government's right to regulate profanity on the public airwaves. The decision also propelled his career forward. In general, his humor included political and black humor and he often focused on language, psychology, and religion along with taboo subjects. Born in New York City, his national career began on the Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960s followed by appearances on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. A recipient of many awards, his first Grammy was awarded in 1973 for "AM & FM" and the last one was in 2002. He created over 20 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, appeared in numerous TV and movie roles, and authored three best-selling books. In 2007 he celebrated his 50th year in show business, and had completed his last HBO special in March 2008, "It's Bad for Ya." (bio by: Fred Beisser)
Brenda Hosbrook Carlin (1939 - 1997)*
Cause of death: Heart failure
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Jun 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27758510
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.
Hallo George. I'm just another pinwheel.Thank you for the wind. Now I'm spinning like never before. Love you|
Added: Oct. 26, 2014
Hey George Carlin Thank you for putting wisdom and laughter into our hearts because you're looking out for the American people when you were here and you live in our hearts forever because you told us about through about reality. So wherever laughter and ...(Read more)|
Rodney J. Long
Added: Oct. 25, 2014
"George Carlin Way" named for you. Way cool!|
Added: Oct. 23, 2014
|There are 2,220 more notes not showing...|
Click here to view all notes...