- Tip: Navigate with your left and right arrow keys1What can be said about George Carlin that most people don't already know? He was one of the most rational human beings to ever exist on this earth. He did what he thought was right and said what he wanted people to hear and learn for decades. He was an atheist before it was okay to be famous AND not believe in God, he crapped on any administration that was in power, regardless of political affiliation, but more importantly he shaped his comedy around not what was wrong with "the world", but with what was wrong with people. He talked about religion, politics, the English language and just about anything else that'll stop a dinner conversation with you and your significant other's parents, and he did so eloquently.
He won Grammys for 5 of his comedy albums, starred in movies like Dogma and played Rufus in the Bill & Ted series and was doing comedy so long that he was present at Lenny Bruce's arrest for obscenity. As the police began attempting to detain members of the audience for questioning, they asked Carlin for his identification. Telling the police he did not believe in government-issued IDs, he was arrested and taken to jail with Bruce in the same vehicle. He performed for three different Tonight Show hosts and tragically died of heart failure in 2008 and was given tribute on pretty much every imaginable media outlet.
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Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
Institution: Cardinal Hayes High School
Cause Of Death: Heart failure, Cardiovascular disease, Myocardial infarction
Place Of Death: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
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