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Brenda Carlin (1936–1997)

Brenda Hosbrook was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 5th, 1936. In 1960, she met and fell in love with comedian George Carlin and on June 3rd, 1961, they married (George proposed in January). Two years and Twelve days after their marriage, their first and only daughter, Kelly, was born. She remained with George for 34 years until her death from liver... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


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 1997 George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 George Carlin: George's Best Stuff (Video) (executive producer)
 1996 George Carlin: Back in Town (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1996 George Carlin: Personal Favorites (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1990 George Carlin: Doin' It Again (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1988 George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1986 George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1984 George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (TV Special) (producer)
 1977-1983 On Location (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Carlin at Carnegie (1983) ... (producer)
- George Carlin at USC (1977) ... (producer)
 1978 On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (TV Movie documentary) (associate producer)
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 1981 The 6th Annual Young Comedians (TV Movie) (talent coordinator)
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 1999 George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (TV Special) (dedicatee)
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 1978 On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
 1977 On Location (TV Series)
- George Carlin at USC (1977) ... Herself (uncredited)
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 2000 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- George Carlin: More Than 7 Words (2000) ... Herself

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Brenda Hosbrook Carlin


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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She and George met at a hotel in Dayton, Ohio where he was performing and she was living. See more »



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