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Subject: Archive: Paul Lynde, Jan. 10, 1982

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Date Posted: Saturday, January 11, 01:59:57pm

Paul Lynde, in full Paul Edward Lynde, (born June 13, 1926, Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.—died January 10, 1982, Beverly Hills, California), American comedian and actor who was best known for his one-line wisecracks on the television game show The Hollywood Squares.

After graduating from Northwestern University in 1948, Lynde performed stand-up comedy in New York City. He made his Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman’s New Faces of 1952 and later appeared on stage in New Faces of 1956 and New Faces of 1962. In 1960–61 he also gave a well-reviewed performance in Bye Bye Birdie.

Lynde began his television career in 1952, and his notable later credits include The Munsters, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Bewitched; on the latter show, he appeared as Uncle Arthur from 1965 to 1971. He became a household name as a regular on The Hollywood Squares, a game show in which contestants played tic-tac-toe with each square occupied by a celebrity, often a comedian. Noted for his sharp tongue, Lynde was a popular fixture in the centre square from 1968 to 1979. Frequent quips were thought to reference Lynde’s alleged homosexuality; the comedian never publicly stated that he was gay, however. Among his other TV credits were The Paul Lynde Show (1972–73).

Lynde also acted in films, making his big-screen debut in 1963. That year he appeared in Son of Flubber and Under the Yum Yum Tree and reprised his role as Harry McAfee in the film adaptation of Bye Bye Birdie. Later movies include Send Me No Flowers (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), and Charlotte’s Web (1973).

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