Carlin, George

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George Carlin
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Name
Carlin, George Gender: M
George Denis Patrick Carlin
born on 12 May 1937 at 11:45 (= 11:45 AM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°29' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°13 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°34'



Biography

American comedian who began doing TV variety shows in 1966, and nightclubs. His films include "With Six you get Eggroll," 1968, "Outrageous Fortune," 1987, and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." He was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 1994.

As a teenager, Carlin's mother encouraged him to follow in his fathers footsteps as an advertiser, which did not appeal to him. He quit high school after his freshman year and joined the air force, leaving a year early with an honorable discharge. He had a short radio disk jockey career, which led to stand up work, and by the late sixties he was in Las Vegas doing network television talk shows. He teamed with comedian Jack Burns before his solo act in 1962. His film debut was in 1968, although he only gained minimal popularity. He was fired from a big Las Vegas hotel in 1970, for saying a four-letter word for fecal matter. His notorious comedy act, called " The Seven Word's you can never say on Television," became a legal matter in 1972, and was not resolved for six years, hardly hurting his career.

In the early '70s he was the hottest act in the country, a whacked-out hippie whose LPs routinely went gold. By 1973, he was heavily into self-destruct with his use of drugs and alcohol, favoring cocaine. His records sold liked crazy in 1975, and he was a natural when he hosted "Saturday Night Live." After a serious car accident and a heart attack in 1978 he put his life back in order, 1981. He tried two pilots before getting "The George Carlin Show" on television, but it was not until 1987's "Outrageous Fortune," which co-starred Better Midler, that he gained popularity. He was also featured in the teen fantasy flick " Bill and Ted's excellent adventure," which ranked third at the box office.

Carlin was married to his wife Brenda for 36 years, and they have one daughter, born in 1963. He was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 1994. His wife died three years later, in 1997, of cancer.

The comedian and social critic entered a drug rehabilitation program. In a statement released December 27, 2004, he acknowledged that he had been using “too much wine and Vicodin.” The decision to admit himself to the rehab facility was his own. “No one told me I needed this. I recognized the problem and took the step myself.”

The comedian died on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, CA of heart failure.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1963 (Daughter)
  • Work : New Career 1966 (TV variety work)
  • Financial : Worst Period 1973 (Self-destruct with drug and alcohol abuse)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1978 (Heart attack and car accident)
  • Work : Prize 1994 (Comedy Hall of Fame)
  • Death of Mate 1997 (wife died of liver cancer)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 27 December 2004 (Voluntarily entered rehab for drug/alcohol problem)
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  • Death by Heart Attack 22 June 2008 (Santa Monica, CA, age 71)
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Source Notes

Linda Clark quotes him; he remembered the time from having had his chart done

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Education limited (Highschool drop out)
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric (Rebellious of social mores)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Attack age 39)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Car)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab 1981 and 2004)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab 1981 and 2004)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (36 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Variety and comedy shows)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (The George Carlin Show)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Comedy Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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