George Denis Patrick Carlin
Born on May 12, 1937, George Denis Patrick Carlin is a popular stand-up comedian, television and film actor and author. He was enlisted in the U.S Air force as a radar technician and took up a job as a disc jockey in Boston and Fort Worth, Texas.
Carlin collaborated with Texas newscaster, Jack Burns and started a morning radio show where legendary Lenny Bruce appreciated them and gave him a break on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jack Paar. Carlin performed live in Las Vegas circuit and continued winning hearts of TV audiences until mid 70’s. He then was criticized for vulgar comedy and arrested for breaching obscenity for the show "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television."
He was an avid cocaine user and self-professed atheist which made him disrespectful and anti-religious of the society. But Carlin re-established himself when he hosted TV show Saturday Night Live in 1975. Carlin has also appeared in ‘On Location’, ‘It's Bad For Ya’, ‘George Carlin: The Little David Years’ and albums like ‘FM & AM’, ‘Class Clown’, ‘Occupation: Foole, Toledo Window Box’, ‘An Evening With Wally Londo Featuring Slaszo’, and ‘On the Road’. “FM & AM” and “Jammin” earned two Grammy awards for Carlin.
Some of his other notable features were ‘Outrageous Fortune’, ‘Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey’, ‘The Prince of Tides’ and ‘Dogma’. Hollywood Walk of Fame honored Carlin with a star in 1987. Carlin was married to producer Brenda Hosbrook for 35 years and had a daughter from her, Kelly.