Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
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1937 – He was born on the 12th of May in New York, New York.
1959 – Carlin and Jack Burns began as a comedy team when both were working for radio station KXOL in Fort Worth.
1981 – Carlin returned to the stage, releasing A Place For My Stuff, considered by many to be his best album since Class Clown, and making a triumphant return to HBO (and to his hometown) with the Carlin at Carnegie special videotaped at Carnegie Hall.
1989 – Carlin had become popular with a new generation of teens when he was cast as Rufus.
1991 – He provided the narrative voice for the American version of the children’s show Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
1991-1993 – He played "Mr. Conductor" on the PBS children’s show Shining Time Station which featured Thomas.
– Carlin had a major supporting role in the movie Prince of Tides along with Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand.
1997 – His first book, entitled Brain Droppings, was released, which had sold over 750,000 copies as of 2001.
1999 – Carlin returned with an appearance in Kevin Smith’s film Dogma as a greedy Roman Catholic cardinal.
2001 – Carlin was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual American Comedy Awards.
2004 – George Carlin was ranked #2 on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest standups of all time list, just behind Richard Pryor.