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Biographies - George Carlin
George Carlin
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George Carlin
Born: May 12, 1937
Died: June 22, 2008
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Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. Carlin hosted the first episode of "Saturday Night Live" in 1975.


  


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Quotes:"As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything."
 
 "Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck."
 
 "When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?"
 
Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author.

Carlin was especially noted for his irreverent attitude and his observations on language, psychology, and religion along with many taboo subjects. In fact, Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5-4 decision by the justices affirmed the governments right to regulate Carlins act on the public airwaves.

George Carlins most recent stand up routines were primarily focused on attacking the flaws in modern-day America. He often took on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture.

He was considered by many to be a successor to the late Lenny Bruce and was described by Comedy Central as the second greatest stand-up comedian of all time behind Richard Pryor.

Carlin died in 2008 from heart failure.



Bio Source: George Carlin at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlin
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