George Carl

George Carl, a comedian known for his slapstick routines and vaudeville performances, died Saturday in Las Vegas of complications from cancer. He was 83.

A native of Ohio, Carl began his show business career in the circus while a teenager. He went on to perform for Queen Elizabeth and was honored at the Circus of Monte Carlo with a prestigious clowning award, presented by Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco.

His last professional work was a role in 1995’s “Funny Bones,” starring Jerry Lewis.

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