George Carlin: Life and Times

From his legal legacy to prolific appearances, the comedian's epic career.

George Carlin (1937-2008)

George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
George Carlin
Carlin had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. The comedian, who had a history of heart trouble, went into a Santa Monica hospital complaining of chest pain, according to Carlin's publicist.

At left, Carlin poses for a photograph at "A Conversation With George Carlin" in Beverly Hills, Calif. May 8, 2008. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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