George Carlin

1937 - 2008

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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 10,975,686 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). George Carlin is the 10th most popular comedian (down from 7th in 2019), the 1,124th most popular biography from United States (down from 901st in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Comedian.

George Carlin is most famous for his comedy routines, which often contain profanity and social commentary. He is also known for his book "Napalm and Silly Putty" and his work on the TV show "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."

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Among comedians, George Carlin ranks 10 out of 90Before him are Bill Cosby, Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Dick Van Dyke, and Chevy Chase. After him are Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Simon Pegg, Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, and Richard Pryor.

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Among people born in 1937, George Carlin ranks 56Before him are Roger Zelazny, Ferdinand Piëch, Sigmund Jähn, Tsukasa Hosaka, Hunter S. Thompson, and George Takei. After him are Lionel Jospin, Rubin Carter, Yoshirō Mori, Robin Warren, Sajida Talfah, and Tom Simpson. Among people deceased in 2008, George Carlin ranks 40Before him are Ivan Rebroff, Horst Tappert, Aimé Césaire, George Habash, Giuseppe Di Stefano, and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow. After him are Mark Felt, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Leonid Hurwicz, Jörg Haider, Dražan Jerković, and George Emil Palade.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Carlin ranks 1,124 out of 15,968Before him are George Takei (1937), Patrick McGoohan (1928), Mark Wahlberg (1971), John Franklin Enders (1897), Chevy Chase (1943), and Edna Purviance (1895). After him are Tori Amos (1963), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Stanley Miller (1930), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Julian Schwinger (1918), and Daniel Goleman (1946).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, George Carlin ranks 10Before him are Bill Cosby (1937), Adam Sandler (1966), Steve Martin (1945), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Dick Van Dyke (1925), and Chevy Chase (1943). After him are Bob Newhart (1929), Joan Rivers (1933), Andy Kaufman (1949), Richard Pryor (1940), Henry Winkler (1945), and Don Rickles (1926).

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