Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 | 9:31 a.m.
George Carl, a comedian known for his slapstick routines and vaudeville performances, has died. He was 83.
Carl died at his home Saturday from complications of cancer, said his son, Tony.
Born in Ohio, Carl started his career in the circus as a teen-ager, doing acrobatics and clowning, using pantomime and miming techniques. His work mirrored that of Charlie Chaplin and the comic antics of Laurel and Hardy, Tony Carl said.
He performed 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 an acting role in 1995's "Funny Bones," staring comic Jerry Lewis.
Carl is survived by three children.