Paul Lynde

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  • Birth Name: Paul Edward Lynde
  • Birth Place: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
  • Died: January 10, 1982
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Moved to New York after college and made his Broadway debut in the musical revue New Faces of 1952.
  • After a few television appearances, he returned to the stage in 1960 in the Tony-winning musical Bye Bye Birdie (and reprised his role as Mr. MacAfee for the 1963 film version).
  • Had a recurring role as the warlock Uncle Arthur in the 1960s sitcom Bewitched.
  • Companion Bing Davidson accidentally fell off a hotel balcony and died after the two spent a night drinking.
  • Earned a regular spot showcasing his quick quips as the center square on the game show Hollywood Squares.
  • Died of a massive heart attack at age 55.

Awards

  • 1974, Emmy — Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Individuals: Nominee
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement by Individuals in Daytime Programming: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sylvia Lynde — Mother
  • Richard Lynde — Brother
  • John Lynde — Brother
  • Bing Davidson — Significant Other
  • Helen Lynde — Sister
  • Gordon Lynde — Brother
  • Hoy Lynde — Father
  • Grace Lynde — Sister

College

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (1948)

Details

  • Birth Name: Paul Edward Lynde
  • Birth Place: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
  • Died: January 10, 1982
  • Profession: Actor