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May 12, 1937, Manhattan, New York City, New York
George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian,
often considered one of the best of all time. He was also an actor and
author, and won four Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.
Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as insights on politics,
the English language, psychology, religion and various taboo subjects.
Carlin and his “Seven Dirty Words” comedy routine were central to
the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation,
in which a narrow 5 to 4 decision by the justices affirmed the
government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.
Died: June 22, 2008 (age 71), Santa Monica, California
Carlin was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Santa
Monica, California after experiencing chest pain. He died later that day
at 5:55 p.m. PDT of heart failure.
Where is George Carlin buried?
- Cremated, with his ashes scattered.
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles,
- Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, California