Paul Lynde

Born Jun 13, 1926

Paul Edward Lynde was an American comedian and actor. A noted character actor, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched and Harry MacAfee, the befuddled father in Bye Bye Birdie. He was also the regular "center square" guest on the game show Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on June 13, 1926.


1948 22 Years Old He graduated in 1948 and moved to New York City, where he initially worked as a stand-up comic.
1952 26 Years Old Lynde made his Broadway debut in the hit revue New Faces of 1952 in which he co-starred with fellow newcomers Eartha Kitt, Robert Clary, Alice Ghostley, and Carol Lawrence. … Read More


1956 30 Years Old After the revue's run, Lynde co-starred in the short-lived 1956 sitcom Stanley opposite Buddy Hackett and Carol Burnett, both of whom were also starting their careers in show business. … Read More
1960 34 Years Old Lynde returned to Broadway in 1960 when he was cast as Harry MacAfee, the father in Bye Bye Birdie. … Read More
1961 35 Years Old During the 1961-62 television season he was a regular on NBC's The Perry Como Show as part of the Kraft Music Hall players with Don Adams, Kaye Ballard and Sandy Stewart. … Read More


1966 - 1972 2 More Events
1973 47 Years Old …  Lynde was "transferred" to Temperatures Rising for the 1973–74 season. … Read More
1974 48 Years Old ABC resuscitated it, with additional changes in cast (most notably, Alice Ghostley replaced Sudie Bond in the role of Lynde's sister Edwina) and premise, in the summer of 1974, when it ran for two months. … Read More
1975 49 Years Old Despite his personal problems, Lynde's continuing popularity led to his being signed by ABC to host a series of specials from 1975 to 1979, including: … Read More


1976 50 Years Old Lynde was a regular guest on the 1976–79 variety show Donny & Marie until 1978. … Read More
1977 51 Years Old Lynde suffered from weight-control problems and was honored in 1977 by Weight Watchers. … Read More
1978 52 Years Old As demand for his services declined, he took whichever opportunities. He appeared as a guest weatherman for WSPD-TV in Toledo, Ohio in 1978.
1979 53 Years Old He appeared as Indian chief Nervous Elk alongside former Bye Bye Birdie co-star Ann-Margret in the 1979 comedy The Villain, (released as "Cactus Jack" in the UK) which was to be his final film role. … Read More
1980 54 Years Old Lynde became sober and drug-free in early 1980. … Read More
1981 55 Years Old He returned to the series in the spring of that year and remained with the show until its cancellation in February 1981.
1982 56 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 11, 1982, after Lynde had failed to attend a birthday celebration, his friend Paul Barresi became concerned. … Read More
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