Lynde in 1973
|Born||Paul Edward Lynde|
June 13, 1926
Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA
|Died||January 10, 1982 (aged 55)|
Beverly Hills, California, USA
|Domestic partner(s)||Bing Davidson|
Paul Edward Lynde (June 13, 1926 – January 10, 1982) was an American comedian and actor. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This is about the George Washington residence For other uses see Mount Vernon (disambiguation. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A noted character actor, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched and Harry McAfee, the befuddled father in Bye Bye Birdie. A character actor is an Actor who predominantly plays a particular type of role rather than leading ones Bewitched is an American Situation comedy originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. Bye Bye Birdie is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. He was also the regular "center square" guest on the classic game show, Hollywood Squares, from 1968 to 1981. The Hollywood Squares was an American Television comedy and Game show in which two contestants play Tic-tac-toe to win money
Paul Lynde was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and studied drama at Northwestern University in Evanston, where his classmates included Cloris Leachman, Charlotte Rae, Patricia Neal, Charlton Heston and Claude Akins. Mount Vernon is a city in Knox County, Ohio, United States. The population was 14375 at the 2000 census. Evanston may refer to Evanston Illinois Evanston Indiana Evanston Ohio Evanston Wyoming Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning American Actress of stage, Film and Charlotte Rae (born April 22 1926) is an American actress and singer known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the Sitcoms Patricia Neal (born January 20 1926) is an American award-winning Actress of stage and screen Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4 1923 &ndash April 5 2008) was an American Actor of Claude Marion Akins ( May 25, 1926 — January 27, 1994) was an American actor He graduated in 1948 and moved to New York City, where he initially worked as a stand-up comic. The City of New York Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " 
Lynde made his Broadway debut in the hit revue New Faces of 1952 in which he co-starred opposite fellow newcomers Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostley, and Carol Lawrence. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located New Faces of 1952 is a musical Revue with comedy skits tied together by a flimsy plot Eartha Mae Kitt (born on January 17 1927) is an American actress, Singer, and Cabaret star Alice Margaret Ghostley ( August 14 1923 – September 21 2007) was a Tony Award -winning American actress Carol Lawrence (born September 5 1932, Melrose Park Illinois) is a Musical theater Actress, who has also made many appearances on  In one now-famous monologue, the "Trip of the Month Club," Lynde portrayed a man on crutches recounting his misadventures on the African safari he took with his late wife. Crutches are Medical Tools used when a patient is injured usually anywhere below the waist SAFARI was an attempt by the French government under the presidency of Georges Pompidou, to create a centralized database of personal data  The show was filmed and released as a movie in 1954.
After the revue's run, Lynde co-starred in the short-lived sitcom Stanley opposite Buddy Hackett and Carol Burnett, both of whom were also starting out their careers in show business. Stanley was an American Situation comedy starring Buddy Hackett, Carol Burnett, and the voice of Paul Lynde. Buddy Hackett ( August 31, 1924 &ndash June 30, 2003) was an American Comedian and Actor. Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American Actress, Comedian, Singer, Dancer and In 1960, Lynde returned to Broadway when he was cast as the father in Bye Bye Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. He reprised the role in the play's film adaptation, which was released in 1963 and co-starred Dick Van Dyke and Ann-Margret. Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American Actor, Presenter and Entertainer, with a Ann-Margret (born April 28 1941 is a Swedish -born American actress singer
Over the years, Lynde made regular appearances on sitcoms such as The Phil Silvers Show, The Munsters, and I Dream of Jeannie, and variety shows such as The Perry Como Show and The Dean Martin Show. The Phil Silvers Show (originally titled You'll Never Get Rich) was a comedy Television series which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 The Munsters is a 1960s American television Sitcom depicting the home life of a family of Monsters. I Dream of Jeannie is a 1960s American sitcom with a Fantasy premise A variety show or variety entertainment is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts especially Musical performances and Comedy Skits and Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como ( May 18 1912 &ndash May 12 2001) was an Italian-American singer and television personality The Dean Martin Show is a TV variety - comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974, for 245 episodes He was a frequent guest on the Donny and Marie Osmond Show. Donny & Marie was a Variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to May 1979. Lynde first appeared in episode 26 of Bewitched, "Driving is the Only Way to Fly", as Samantha's driving instructor Harold Harold, before taking on the recurring role of "Uncle Arthur". Bewitched is an American Situation comedy originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972.
Lynde also did extensive voice work on animated cartoons, particularly those of Hanna-Barbera Productions. Voice acting is the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films television series animated shorts and Video games) and An animated cartoon is a short hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn Film for the cinema, Television or computer His most notable roles included Sylvester Sneakly ("The Hooded Claw") in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and Pertwee from Where's Huddles?. The Perils of Penelope Pitstop is an American Animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera (now known as Cartoon Network Studios Where's Huddles? was a Hanna-Barbera animated television program which premiered on CBS on July 1, 1970 and ran for ten episodes as He also voiced the role of Templeton the gluttonous rat in the animated feature Charlotte's Web. Rats are various medium sized long-tailed Rodents of the superfamily Muroidea The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames Charlotte's Web, a children's book by E B White, was adapted into an animated Musical film by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Lynde's sardonic inflections added a dimension to such lines as the sly, drawn-out whine, "What's in it for meeee?"
In 1972, Lynde starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, The Paul Lynde Show, playing an uptight attorney and father at odds with his liberal-minded son-in-law. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The series was canceled after only one season. The network then "transferred" Lynde to another comedy series that had debuted in 1972, Temperatures Rising, for the 1973 season, but his presence in the cast did not help flagging ratings and this series, too, was not renewed. Temperatures Rising was an American television Situation comedy that ran from September 12, 1972 to August 29, The series’ failure reportedly exacerbated Lynde’s pre-existing drinking problem, which led to numerous run-ins with the law and frequent arrests for public intoxication. 
In 1966, Lynde debuted on the fledgling game show Hollywood Squares. The Hollywood Squares was an American Television comedy and Game show in which two contestants play Tic-tac-toe to win money Eventually he assumed a permanent spot as the "center square," a move which ensured that he would be called upon by contestants at least once in almost every round. It was here that Lynde was best able to showcase his comedic talents with short, salty one-liners.  Many of these gags were thinly-veiled allusions to his homosexuality. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. Others relied on double entendre, an alleged fondness for deviant behaviors, or dealt with "touchy" subject matter for television. Not to be confused with Puns which employ multiple phrases A double entendre is a Figure of speech similar to the Pun, in Even the more generic punchlines were often punched up by Lynde's trademark snickering delivery.
Lynde left the show in 1979 after thirteen seasons, but returned for the 1980-81 season.
Lynde was affectionately nicknamed "America's Most Eligible Bachelor" by the public.
In 1965, Lynde was involved in an accident where a young actor fell to his death from the window of Lynde's hotel room in San Francisco. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The two had been drinking for hours before 24-year-old James "Bing" Davidson slipped and fell eight stories, an event witnessed by two policemen.  Even though the scandal did not ruin his career, the incident offered insight into the precarious life of drinking and partying that Lynde enjoyed. 
Lynde was found dead in his Beverly Hills home by friend Paul Barresi on Monday, January 11, 1982. Please discuss  The coroner ruled the death a heart attack. A coroner is an official responsible for investigating deaths particularly some of those happening under unusual circumstances and determining the cause of death Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply It has been suggested that he might have been dead for two days, but his death appears in most references as having occurred on 10 January.
Lynde is interred next to his brother, Johnny, and long-term companion, Bing Davidson, at Amity Cemetery in Knox County, Ohio, some eight miles northeast of Paul's hometown. Knox County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States.