George Carlin

by madman on October 31, 2015

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Birth Name: George Denis Patrick Carlin

Date of Birth: May 12, 1937

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: June 22, 2008

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, United States

Ethnicity: Irish

George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor, and author. He is known as one of the most important stand-up comedians of all time. In 2004, he was placed second in Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians.

George’s father, Patrick John Carlin, was Irish, born in Altlahan, Cloghan, Donegal, Ireland. George’s mother, Mary F. (Bearey), was the daughter of Irish parents.

George’s paternal grandparents were Patrick Carlin and Mary McLaughlin.

George’s maternal grandparents were Dennis Bearey and Mary Grady. Mary was born in Skahna, County Galway.

Sources: Genealogy of George Carlin –

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savanna May 12, 2016 at 4:19 pm

‘On this day, George Carlin, one of America’s best stand-up comedians, was born to an Irish father, Patrick Carlin and Irish American mother, Mary Bearey. He was raised on West 121st Street in Upper Manhattan. In a 2006 interview with Irish America magazine, Carlin talked about a trip he made to Ireland. “Most of all I remember the faces, the wonderful faces. I remember thinking, ‘I know these people. This is my herd.’”

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