| Share
 

George Carlin

comedian, writer
Born: 5/12/1937
Birthplace: Bronx, New York

A high school drop-out, Carlin joined the Air Force, then worked as a radio disc jockey before moving to Los Angeles in 1962. Once he changed his image from a fresh-faced, preppy comedian to a hippie satirist, his career took off. He has recorded more than a dozen comedy albums, including the 1972 and 1992 Grammy-winners, and has written collections of routines and observations, most recently, Brain Droppings (1997). He has made many film and television appearances including a season of The George Carlin Show (1994–95) and being the first host of Saturday Night Live. A lawsuit filed after his 1972 arrest for performing “Seven Words You Can Never Use on Television” led to a 1978 Supreme Court decision supporting the right of the FCC to regulate the broadcast of inappropriate language on television.


Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mariah CareyCArt Carney

More on George Carlin from Infoplease:

  • George Carlin - Biography of George Carlin, The profane comedian known for his "7 Dirty Words" routine
  • George Carlin - Biography of George Carlin, Deathplace: Santa Monica, California
  • Dogma - Dogma Director/Writer: Kevin Smith Lions Gate Films; R; 125 minutes Release: 11/99 Cast: Ben ...
  • Year in Review, 2008 - An overview of national and international events, people in the news, timelines, and quizzes|Top events for the nation and the world
  • Brenda Carlin - Brenda Carlin television producer worked as a talent coordinator for HBO and is credited with ...

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring