George Carlin Overview

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Born: May 12, 1937

When George Carlin was just two months old, his mother escaped her abusive husband by climbing out a window and down a fire escape with George in her arms and holding his five-year-old brother by the hand. The three took refuge on a farm in the Catskills for four years. George's parents legally separated in December 1937 and in 1941, George, his brother and mother moved back to New York City. George never got to know his father, who died in 1945. At the age of nineteen, George began working as a... See All

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