Paul Lynde

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Paul Lynde
Lynde in 1972
Birth namePaul Edward Lynde
Born(1926-06-13)June 13, 1926
Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJanuary 10, 1982(1982-01-10) (aged 55)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting placeAmity Cemetery, Amity, Ohio, U.S.
  • Comedian
  • TV personality
  • actor
  • voice artist
Alma materNorthwestern University
Years active1954–1982

Paul Edward Lynde (/lɪnd/; June 13, 1926 – January 10, 1982)[1][2] was an American comedian, actor and game show panelist. Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched, the father Harry MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, and as a regular "center square" panelist on the game show The Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981.

He also voiced animated characters for four Hanna-Barbera works. He was secretly gay.[3]

Lynde died of a heart attack at his home in Beverly Hills, California on January 10, 1982 at the age of 55.

References[change | change source]

  1. Paul E. Lynde, age 3-9/12 years. U.S. Census, April 1, 1930, State of Ohio, County of Knox, enumeration district 9, p. 7A, family 202.
  2. Paul Edward Lynde, born June 13, 1926, died January 11, 1982. California Death Index, 1940–1997 [database on-line]. Provo, Utah, US: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
  3. "TV Stars Who Ruled the 70s". Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2017.