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  Death of Paul Lynde
Paul Lynde had a solid career in television all throughout the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in a handful of memorable Bewitched episodes as a semi-regular character (kooky Uncle Arthur).
He even hosted his own hour on ABC in 1977, the Paul Lynde Halloween Special, featuring the first prime-time network appearance of KISS, along with Margaret Hamilton recreating her role as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz.
Anyway, Paul Lynde, being a treasured alumni, was asked to be the marshall of the homecoming parade.
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 Paul Lynde's Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Paul Lynde began his career as a stand-up comic, basing his character on a hay-kicker type from his hometown of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
At Northwestern University, Lynde's goal was to become a serious actor, but when he tried out for the role of Cyrano he was so funny he had to finish his audition in the drama professor's office.
Lynde came to Hollywood in 1963 where he has appeared in TV shows from daytime's "Hollywood Squares" to prime time's "Kraft Music Hall", "I Dream Of Jeannie", "The Flying Nun", and the Jackie Gleason, Jonathan Winters and Dean Martin shows.
www.bewitched.net /bio_lynd.htm   (190 words)

 The Paul Lynde Page
After graduating from Northwestern University in 1948, Lynde began a stage career becoming one of the new faces in the hit Broadway show New Faces of 1952-- among the others were Eartha Kitt and Alice Ghostley.
It was not the last show that Lynde would appear in both on stage and screen, and later Lynde played 'Harry McAfee' in Bye Bye Birdie, both on Broadway and in the film version.
Who is Paul Lynde, to me? I think every outcast child who wasn't one of those sports kids that all the daddies wanted wished for a funny dad like the one Paul Lynde was in Bye Bye Birdie.
www.tedstrong.com /lynde.shtml   (1052 words)

 Paul Lynde Trivia - Paul Lynde Facts - Paul Lynde Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
One of Paul's early jobs was as an ambulance driver, and according to Paul: "I wore the cap, the white coat, and loved to go tearing through the streets with bells clanging.
Paul was honored by his hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio, with a "Paul Lynde Day" on July 10, 1963.
Paul lived on the floor above the town jail as a boy, where his father was sheriff.
www.tv.com /paul-lynde/person/982/trivia.html   (651 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> Lynde, Paul
Paul Edward Lynde was born June 13, 1926, in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Lynde majored in theater at college, where his classmates included Cloris Leachman and Charlton Heston, and while he aspired to be a "serious" screen actor, his manic persona consistently earned him comic roles.
In 1949, both Lynde's parents died, apparently from the emotional stress of the recovery of the body of his soldier brother, who had been killed in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and who had been classified as missing in action for five years.
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 Paul Lynde
Lynde's brother died in the Battle of the Bulge -- one of the coldest, snowiest wars in history, and one of the worst battles in terms of losses to American forces in World War II.
Lynde was too much of an ambling, shambling queen to play the role of an uptight attorney-slash-family-man. Script writer Ed Jurist noted that "all Lynde had to do was moan 'Oh, my knees' and he'd get a roar." The show was cancelled after one season, throwing Lynde's drinking problem into high gear.
Paul Lynde arrested in Salt Lake City outside of a gay bar, which ended his career on The Donny and Marie Show.
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 The Paul Lynde Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Paul Lynde was a no-talent nitwit that apparently "had the goods" on one or more network executives, enabling him to appear in our homes for several years.
Paul Lynde WAS a good comedy actor but THE PAUL LYNDE SHOW was one of the most stupid shows in television history.
Okay, so Paul Lynde was, well, since we're back to an era when such things were not often spoken of openly, let's just say that he batted from the left side of the plate.
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 Paul Lynde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Edward Lynde (June 13, 1926 – January 10, 1982) was an American comedian and actor.
Lynde was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Hoy Lynde and Sylvia Bell Doup.
Lynde had previously been the punchline of a joke in McFarlane's earlier series, Family Guy, wherein protagonist Peter Griffin sang, "In all the land of Siam/there's no one great as I am/just as surely as Paul Lynde was gay."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_Lynde   (856 words)

 Bewitched Beography: Paul Lynde - Bewitched @ Harpies Bizarre
Lynde's rise from a small town in Ohio to Beverly Hills, California is fascinating.
Lynde moved to New York after graduation and struggled as a waiter and plasma donor to make ends meet while acting in plays and auditioning for anything that could be his big break.
Lynde abandoned the stage for TV and movie work in the 1960s and appeared on other shows such as The Munsters, F Troop, Gidget, I Dream of Jeannie, That Girl, and also did an episode of The Hollywood Palace with Bewitched star and good friend, Elizabeth Montgomery.
www.harpiesbizarre.com /beography-lynde.htm   (1318 words)

 Comedian Paul Lynde: Behind the Laughter - Associated Content
Paul Lynde was famous for his biting wit.
Paul's personal life continued to spiral out of control, with drinking at the center of many of his worst moments.
Paul Lynde was buried in Amity cemetery in Amity, Ohio, next to his friend John, the same friend that had plummeted to his death in San Francisco in 1965.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/20725/comedian_paul_lynde_behind_the_laughter.html?page=2   (746 words)

 Outcyclopedia - Paul Lynde
Lynde was an obese child and teen-ager and his weight became a life-long obsession.
Lynde won a stand-up comedy contest in 1950 and began a career as a highlighted performer at the Number One Fifth Avenue club.
Lynde was also known to be a heavy drinker, and alcohol was believed to have played a part in the death of a young actor who fell from Lynde's hotel room balcony in 1965, in a scandal which was quickly covered up.
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Lynde was born in July 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Peter Marshall: Paul, true or false, studies show that women in their sixties have a more intense craving for physical romance than when they were in their forties...
Peter Marshall: Paul, true or false, the University of Nebraska was recently given $185,000 for an extensive study of the prune.
www.classicsquares.com /lyndesquares.html   (2915 words)

 The Paul Lynde Page
After graduating from Northwestern University in 1948, Lynde began a stage career becoming one of the new faces in the hit Broadway show New Faces of 1952-- among the others were Eartha Kitt and Alice Ghostley.
Who is Paul Lynde, to me? I think every outcast child who wasn't one of those sports kids that all the daddies wanted wished for a funny dad like the one Paul Lynde was in Bye Bye Birdie.
Man, it would sure be cool, if Paul Lynde had been my dad (no offense meant to my real life dad, Conrad Bain), plus he'd have died when I was only 11, leaving me free and clear of responsibility and grades.
tedstrong.com /lynde.shtml   (1052 words)

 Paul Lynde
Broadway, film, and television audiences began their love Affair with Paul Lynde at the Number One Fifth Avenue, where he received his first break: He was a stand-up comedian.
Lynde was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and was a graduate of Northwestern University.
Paul dated his original urge to become an actor from the time he was four or five years old.
members.tripod.com /~samstephens/lynde.html   (359 words)

 Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story | Steve Wilson & Joe Florenski
This view of Lynde as an out-of-step, self-loathing queen of queens overlooks the man's great, if accidental, achievement: getting away with being gay on TV on an almost daily basis for years.
During his three decades as a popular character actor on television, film and the stage, this fairy forefather's arch and bitchy wit snuck regular doses of the queer world into that bastion of intolerance, the American living room.
Lynde showed mainstream viewers that a gay man could deliver the jokes, not just be the butt of them.
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 Actors - Paul Lynde
Lynde was widely known to be gay in Hollywood.
In fact, Lynde was affectionately nicknamed "America's Most-Eligible Bachelor" by the public, perhaps in seeking a logical reason for his lack of a wife.
Lynde is interred next to his brother Johnny at Amity Cemetery in Knox County, Ohio, some eight miles northeast of Paul's hometown.
listing-index.ebay.com /actors/Paul_Lynde.html   (630 words)

 Paul Lynde - Biography - Moviefone
Biting, sarcastic comic actor Paul Lynde made his Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952, which was transferred to film virtually intact in 1953.
By the time Lynde was cast as the long-suffering father in the 1961 Broadway play Bye Bye Birdie, he had slimmed down considerably and his comic gifts had sharpened to a fine point.
Funny in small doses, Lynde's screen character was a bit too much to take on an extended basis, though he was very funny in the recurring character of Uncle Arthur on the '60s TV sitcom Bewitched, and, after several busted pilots, managed to survive a full season with The Paul Lynde Show in 1972.
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 Paul Lynde
Paul Lynde, by his own admission, was the least favorite son of a sheriff turned butcher and his wife from Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Lynde denied that the ‘zingers’ he cast out on Hollywood Squares were ghosted (written) written for him, yet by 1979 his belligerent alcoholic antics got him removed from the set and by that point not only did they have to give him the answers to the questions but the jokes as well.
The first term that comes to mind while reading about the life he led is ‘tragic’ but to use that term one has to suppose there is a hero at the heart of this life and Paul Lynde was not by any definition, a hero.
www.waggingtongues.com /PaulLynde.htm   (630 words)

 The Paul Lynde Show Information
The Paul Lynde Show was a short-lived ABC television series starring Paul Lynde from 1972 to 1973.
It is perceived that the sitcom was created in order to hide the fact that Lynde, then best known as the highly flamboyant center square on The Hollywood Squares, was a homosexual thus they decided to give him a show in which he played father to a family.
However, by this time it was very clear, despite the fact that Lynde never personally said or even confirmed he was gay, that the actor was indeed homosexual purely based on his actions.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/The_Paul_Lynde_Show   (126 words)

 MikeSacks » Ladies and Gentlemen, Paul Lynde!
In appropriate fashion, a “Paul Lynde impersonator” was invited to join the biographers on their odyssey, but he was deemed too “difficult” and subsequently dropped from the bill.
Though Paul was huge on “Hollywood Squares,”; to most people he was just a character actor on a daytime game show, not worthy of the same kind of ink reserved for movie stars.
Paul not only made a great and singular contribution to pop culture, but his going out there every day on “Squares” and bringing gay humor to the masses was heroic, even if it was largely unintentional.
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Paul Lynde: No, but I'd be surprised to find some meat.
Paul Lynde: When your house is surrounded by the police.
Paul Lynde: Yes, it was God’s way telling him to slow down.
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 A Tribute to Paul Lynde   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Paul Lynde, to me, is not merely one of the most hilarious men ever to assault the ears of the American public.
The exact circumstances of his death are shrouded, though the rumor is that Lynde was found dead in bed, naked, with a bottle of amyl nitrate next to him.
Paul will always be remembered as an icon to us all, for both his path through life and his amazing humor.
www.people.fas.harvard.edu /~julius/lynde.html   (814 words)

 Amazon.ca: Center Square : The Paul Lynde Story: Books: Steve Wilson,Joe Florenski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It's a sad tale of an entertainer who achieved great financial success (in the 1970s, he made $50,000 a week performing in summer stock), but always thought his supporting roles were beneath him.
Lynde's self-destructive drinking magnified his insecurities and frustrations, and fueled rages.
What emerges is a memorable portrait of a man who reaped his share of wealth, enjoyed a fair amount of fame and basked in the adoration of thousands of fans-but paid a price in hardship, heartbreak and hangovers.
www.amazon.ca /Center-Square-Paul-Lynde-Story/dp/155583793X   (577 words)

 Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story by Steve Wilson and Joe Florenski | PopMatters Book Review
But Lynde was a vicious drunk, using his sharp tongue to lash out with his boundless anger that was released by alcohol.
"Paul Lynde" became a character that he could not escape from, with his snide remarks, smirks, and disdain for the rest of the world.
Though the authors have clearly explored many sources and talked to variety of Lynde's associates, the fact that the man was extremely private may mean that anecdotes the book offers are, in fact, the only available insights into his character.
www.popmatters.com /books/reviews/c/center-square-paul-lynde-story.shtml   (1199 words)

 The Paul Lynde Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, Lynde's over-the-top comedic talents were largely wasted in a too-conservative and straightforward role.
Chemistry between the main characters was somewhat lacking and many episodes had the misfortune of ending with the predictable crescendo of someone falling into Paul's pool, an event somehow funnier the first five times they used it.
The Paul Lynde show lasted only one season (26 episodes), but Lynde continued as center square with great success on The Hollywood Squares for years to come.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Paul_Lynde_Show   (220 words)

 What A Character!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Paul Lynde brought sarcasm to 1960s TV like few had seen it before.
When Lynde’s Mount Vernon High School drama teacher, Ruth Domigan Truxall, encouraged him to attend Northwestern University, Lynde found his calling, earning “Best Student Actor of the Year" honors upon his graduation in 1948.
Lynde died of a heart attack in 1982, at the age of only 55.
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 Amazon.com: Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story: Books: Joe Florenski,Steve Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Of course, the main selling point to the Paul Lynde story is his life outside the camera and stage, and Center Square covers it in all its inglorious details: the young actor who fell out of Lynde's 18th floor hotel window (the authors do a fairly convincing job explaining how this happened, pp.
Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story is the true biography of Paul Lynde, well-known for his three decades of appearances as a character actor on TV, film, and stage.
Paul Lynde (1926-1982) was best known for his frequent guest appearances on TV shows such as "Bewitched" where he played Uncle Arthur for 10 different episodes.
www.amazon.com /Center-Square-Paul-Lynde-Story/dp/155583793X   (3000 words)

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