Standup- Comedian George Carlin Wiki, Career, Wife, Net worth, Death

Standup- Comedian George Carlin Wiki, Career, Wife, Net worth, Death

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George Denis Patrick Carlin known as George Carlin is one of the well-known American stand-up comedians. Moreover, he is a famous comedian,  actor, social critic, and author who is well known for his black humor and opinions on controversial subjects.

Furthermore, he was also a  motivational speaker and is still loved by many people. Carlin got more fame with his performance in ‘Seven Dirty Words,’ which played a significant role in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to regulate indecent material on broadcast media in 1978.

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George Carlin Wiki

George Carlin was born on  May 12, 1937, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.  His star sign is Taurus. He passed away in the year 2008  at the age of 71 years old due to a heart problem.


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He was born to Patrick Carlin who was an advertising manager and Mary Beary who is a secretary. However, their parents separated when he was a child due to his father’s drinking problem. Carlin was raised by his religious mother.

Moreover, he is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is white. His star sign is Taurus. Carlin attended ‘Cardinal Hayes High School,’ and dropped out after just three semesters. He also went to ‘Bishop Dubois High School’ for some period.

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George Carlin had a good height of 5 feet 9 inches and his weight was 70 kilogram. He also has a good appearance with blue eyes and brown hair. However, he is a famous American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic.

Cause of Death

George Carlin passed away in June 2008, at the age of 71 years old. How did he die? What caused his death? He died because of heart failure at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.

The stand-up comedian had a risky heart problem which also caused him to pause in his career at some times. He had a history of his problem for three decades. George suffered three heart attacks in 1978, 1982, and 1991.

He had to stop performing due to his heart problem in 1976 and could not be regular since then. Moreover, he also had arrhythmia that required an ablation procedure in 2003 and a significant episode of heart failure in late 2005.

Furthermore, he also underwent angioplasty two times. Not only his heart problem he also had to deal with his problem of drug abuse and alcoholism which lead him to bad conditions.

George Carlin Career

Talking about his career, he started his career in 1954 as he joined the ‘U.S. Air Force’  when he was 17 years old. Carlin was trained as a radar technician and stationed in Louisiana.

George Carlin started working as a part-time disc jockey while he was serving in the Air Force. Later, he joined with Jack Burns in 1959 and they performed at ‘The Cellar in Fort Worth.’

Moreover, he also appeared  on shows like ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and ‘The Tonight Show.’ Some of his most well-known routines were ‘The Indian Sergeant’ and ‘Stupid Disc Jockeys.’

However, he released his debut solo album ‘Take-Offs and Put-Ons’ in 1967. The album was also nominated for the ‘‘Grammy Award’. Furthermore, he got more fame from his popular routine ‘Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,’ which became his signature performance.

Carlin’s  ‘Seven Words’ routine created controversy and he was even arrested in 1972 for violating the obscenity law. Besides, he had to stop his recording at some times and was irregular. This was because he was suffering from a heart problem.

Besides, his heart problem he also had a problem of drug abuse and alcoholism which was a barrier for his career.

Moreover, he came into the comedy scene during the 1980s and released the albums ‘Carlin at Carnegie Hall’ (1982), ‘Carlin on Campus (1984), and ‘Playin’ with Your Head’ (1986).

In 2008, his final album ‘It’s Bad for Ya’ was released that was recorded months before his death and peaked at number two in the ‘U.S. Billboard Top Comedy Albums Chart.’

George Carlin Wife

George Carlin was married two times in his lifetime. His first wife is Brenda Hosbrook whom he married in August 1960. They both married at her parents’ home in Dayton, Ohio.

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He was married to Brenda until she died in May 1997. Her death was because of liver cancer. Later, he married Sally Wade in 1998. The couple was married until he died.

George Carlin Daughter

George Carlin and Brenda Hosbrook also have a daughter together. Her name is Kelly Marie Carlin who was born on 15 June 1963. Who is Kelly? She is a famous writer, actress, producer, monologist, and Internet radio host. However, there is no information about his child from his second wife.

George Carlin Net Worth

George Carlin had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death. He made all of his money by his career as a comedian. The standup- comedian has made all his assets from all his work as a comedian,  actor, social critic, and author.

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Moreover, he also appeared on Television and gave his outstanding performance. He games more fame from his dirty words comedy that also made him popular. However, he is also a true legend and is still liked and remembered by many people.

Besides, we can see his many videos and shows that are still popular on YouTube and has many likes and views. However, he has also received many awards and achievements for his talent.

He became more famous in 1980 for his appearance on the popular channel HBO. He was also on the show  “The Tonight Show” for more than three-decade. In the year 2004, he was one of the top 100 best comedians in the world.

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