George Carlin
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George Carlin | 1937-2008

Comedian George Carlin performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in 1999. Carlin, who normally took the summers off, was scheduled to begin touring again July 20th in San Diego and had dates lined up through December.

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Milwaukee police lead Carlin off the Summerfest grounds in 1972. He was arrested after using allegedly profane language in his act.

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George Carlin at his production office in West Los Angeles in 1990. Carlin toured colleges for years and made a name for himself using dirty language.

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George Carlin co hosts “New Year’s Rocking Eve ’74.” In the edgy performer’s 50-year career, George Carlin put out 22 solo albums and three best-selling books.

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Carlin talks with comedian and voice actor Harry Shearer at the Skirball Center in 2004.

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George Carlin in a promotional photo for his 2007 HBO special, “It’s Bad for Ya.”

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Carlin joins fellow comic Richard Pryor at the 15th Annual American Comedy Awards at Universal Studios in 2001. Carlin won a lifetime achievement award.

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The CD version of “Brain Droppings,” Carlin’s 1997 book.

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A 1994 Fox sitcom, “The George Carlin Show” had the comic playing New York cabdriver George O’Grady.

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George Carlin photographed in Los Angeles in March, 2004.

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