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Honour for comedian George Carlin

Grammy award-winning comedian, writer and actor George Carlin will be awarded with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain prize for American humour.

The 71-year-old, who had many TV and film roles, is best known for his Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV routine.

A tribute performance to honour his career will be held in November.

Last year Billy Crystal was honoured with the prize. Other past recipients included include Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Simon and Steve Martin.





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