George, Ellen or Groucho? National Portrait Gallery Asks for Votes

Jason Dick
Posted February 3, 2015 at 6:21pm

The National Portrait Gallery is going to put one of three comedians — George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres or Groucho Marx — up on its “Recognize” wall, and it wants the public to weigh in.  

Announcing, “this is no laughing matter for the Smithsonian museum,” the curators of American culture want to display one of the three funny folk on its relatively new feature that highlights “one important person in our collection as chosen by readers of”  

So who’ll it be? The man who outlined the seven dirty words you can’t say on TV?  

The woman who broke Twitter with her selfies at the Oscars?  

Or the guy who had no idea how an elephant got in his pajamas?  

Vote until Feb. 15.    

Correction, 9:30 a.m. :  

An earlier version of this story misidentified the gallery sponsoring the “Recognize” wall .  


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