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

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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 Smithsonian.com."  

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyBH5oNQOS0  

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsSWj51uGnI  

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0K21dTjGwQ  

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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