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Comedians don’t laugh, they are too busy analyzing why it’s funny or not, and ‘George Carlin’ was one of those comedians. Born by the name of George Denis Patrick Carlin were an American legendary stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic who was better-known for his dark comedy and reflection on politics, psychology, religion, the English language, and taboo subjects.
He is considered as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time and regarded as “the dean of counterculture comedians”. In his career, he released over 15 albums and numerous stand-up comedy specials.
He was honored with several awards and honors for his contribution to his field. In June 2008, he died at the age of 71 after suffering from heart problems for a long time.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 12 May 1937, George Carlin’s age was 71 years at the time of his death. He was towering tall with the height of 175 in centimeters and 5’9” in feet & inches. He possesses a fit and healthy personality with a weight of 70 in kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds.
He seems attractive with his blue eyes and dark brown hair. His body measures 40 inches chest, 35 inches waist and biceps size is 14 inches approximately.
As a successful comedian, he earns a decent amount of money out of his career. He mainly earned from stand-up gigs, tours, album sales as well as an actor in numerous TV shows and movies. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million at the time of his death.
Education / Family
George was born and raised up in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA and belongs to white Caucasian ethnicity. He is born to his father Patrick John Carlin who was an Irish immigrant from County Donegal and his mother Mary Bearey. When he was 2 years old, his parents got separated because of his father’s alcohol addiction.
He was along with his brother Patrick Jr. raised by his mother. As of his education, he attended many schools such as first attended Corpus Christi School. After that, he attended Cardinal Hayes High School, Bishop Dubois High School, and the Salesian High School.
|Birth Name||George Denis Patrick Carlin|
|Nickname||Curious George, The Dean of Counterculture Comedians, Georgie Porgie|
|Birth Place||Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA|
|Date Of Birth||12 May 1937|
|Age||71 years old (at the time of his death)|
|Death Date||22 June 2008|
|Height||In centimeters – 175 cm
In feet inches – 5’9”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 70 kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Comedian, Actor, Author, and Social critic|
|School||Corpus Christi School, Cardinal Hayes High School, Bishop Dubois High School, Salesian High School|
|Home Town||Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA|
|Fathers Name||Patrick John Carlin|
|Mothers Name||Mary Bearey
Career / Fashion And Style
As of his career, he joined the US Air Force and trained as a radar technician there. In Air Force, he was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. After that, he started working at the radio station KJOE as a DJ. He formed a comedy team in 1959 with Jack Burns. In 1960, they moved to California and became successful after created a morning show on KDAY.
In May 1960, they recorded their only album, Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight at the Cosmo Alley in Hollywood. Around 1962, the duo separated to pursue individual careers. In the 1960s, he began appearing on various television shows and became a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show.
During the host’s three-decade reign, he became one of host Johnny Carson’s most frequent substitutes. He went on to establish himself in the industry over the years by starring in numerous films & television shows and in 1967 he released his debut solo album, Take-Offs, and Put-Ons.
After which he released fourteen HBO comedy specials and 19 solo albums. He also made his appearance as a guest in many movies and television series. In 1987, he acted in a supporting role in the comedy film, Outrageous Fortune. From 1993 to 1995, he ran The George Carlin Show weekly sitcom.
From 1991 to 1995, he narrated the British-American children’s tv series, Thomas & Friends. He starred in the children’s tv series, Shining Time Station from 1991 to 1993. After that, he appeared in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure as Rufus.
He lent his voice in animated series such as The Simpsons and Car Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales. Besides this, he also lent his voice for movies including Tarzan II, Cars, and Happily N’Ever After.
Apart from all that, he published books too such as Sometimes a Little Brain Damage Can Help, Last Words, Brain Droppings, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, Napalm and Silly Putty, and Three Times Carlin: An Orgy of George.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Reflecting on his personal life, he married twice in his life and got married for the first time in 1961 with Brenda Hosbrook at her parents’ home in Dayton. The couple was blessed with a daughter Kelly Marie in 1963.
The lovely couple renewed their wedding vows in 1971 in Las Vegas. In 1997, his wife Brenda died of liver cancer. He met comedy writer Sally Wade and got married in a private and unregistered ceremony in 1998. The couple remains together until his death.
|Marital Status||Married (till death)|
|Children||Daughter – Kelly Marie Carlin
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|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Musical Instrument||Not Known|
|Favorite Singer(s)||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About George Carlin
- In 2008, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour posthumously and became the first posthumous recipient.
- His “seven dirty words’ routine was central to the 1978 US Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation.
- In 2001, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual American Comedy Awards.
- George battled an addiction to alcohol, Vicodin, and cocaine.
- He had suffered three heart attacks in 1978, 1982, and 1991.
- He unexpectedly stooped performing regularly in 1976 due to his heart problems.
- In March 2011, his unpublished writings and artwork were published.
- He owned Aero Commander 1121 Jet Commander private jet and hired pilots to fly him.
- Some of Carlin’s ashes were spread at Spofford Lake upon his death.
- He regularly won the camp’s drama award at Camp Notre Dame in Spofford, New Hampshire.
- He was ranked second by Rolling Stone magazine on its list of the 50 best stand-up comedians of all time.