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Paul Lynde
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Lynde in 1972
Birth name Paul Edward Lynde
Born (1926-06-13)June 13, 1926
Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.
Died January 10, 1982(1982-01-10) (aged 55)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place Amity Cemetery, Amity, Ohio, U.S.
Medium
  • Comedian
  • TV personality
  • actor
  • voice artist
Alma mater Northwestern University
Years active 1954–1982

Paul Edward Lynde (/lɪnd/; June 13, 1926 – January 10, 1982) 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.

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


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