George Carlin is dead

June 23rd, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by David M N James  

George Carlin Jack Burns partner and comedy career debut comrade George is dead.

George was a frenzied performer with a routine profanity dubbed the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”. These obscenities led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity.

Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, and grew up in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan. He was raised by a single mother. He dropped out of high school in the ninth grade to join the Air Force in 1954. He got three court-martials and numerous disciplinary punishments. He married Brenda who was his first wife. Brenda Carlin died in 1997. His second wife, Sally Wade who survives him with daughter Kelly Carlin McCall; son-in-law Bob McCall; Brother Patrick Carlin; and sister-in-law Marlene Carlin. George is famous for his speeches and words.

He told reporters that “So my name is a footnote in American legal history, which I’m perversely kind of proud of,”

He was renowned for his unapologetic nature. He made his television career his limelight and has kept his career serving as host of the “Saturday Night Live” where he was always loaded on cocaine all week long and often appearing some 130 times on “The Tonight Show”.

George once asked jokingly “Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?” he once mused. “Are they afraid someone will clean them?”.

His comedy stunts partner Jack Burns dubbed him a comedy genius.

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