George Carlin

1937 - 2008

George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, and author. Regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time, he was dubbed "the dean of counterculture comedians". He was known for his dark comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and taboo subjects. His "seven dirty words" routine was central to the 1978 United States Supreme Court case F.C.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Carlin has received more than 8,757,217 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular comedian.

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  • 8.8M

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  • 61.43

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  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, George Carlin ranks 7 out of 8Before him are Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Dick Van Dyke, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steve Martin. After him are Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Chevy Chase, and Simon Pegg.

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Among people born in 1937, George Carlin ranks 45Before him are Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Ferdinand Piëch, Robert Lucas Jr., Fernando de la Rúa, David Hockney, and Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. After him are Jared Diamond, Claude Lelouch, Robin Warren, Lionel Jospin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Roger Zelazny. Among people deceased in 2008, George Carlin ranks 31Before him are Heath Ledger, Yma Sumac, Edward Norton Lorenz, Jacques Piccard, Leonid Hurwicz, and Mel Ferrer. After him are Mahmoud Darwish, Masanobu Fukuoka, Robert Rauschenberg, George Emil Palade, Mark Felt, and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Carlin ranks 901 out of 12,171Before him are Frank Marshall (1877), Sacagawea (1780), Richard Rorty (1931), Valerie Solanas (1936), Jonas Salk (1914), and Tobin Bell (1942). After him are Sally Field (1946), Gloria Swanson (1899), Carl Lewis (1961), Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Bill de Blasio (1961), and Glenn T. Seaborg (1912).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, George Carlin ranks 7Before him are Robin Williams (1951), Eddie Murphy (1961), Bill Cosby (1937), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), and Steve Martin (1945). After him are Adam Sandler (1966), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Bob Newhart (1929), Chevy Chase (1943), Don Rickles (1926), and Joan Rivers (1933).