AKA Paul Edward Lynde
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, OH
Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Amity Cemetery, Amity, OH
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hollywood Square
Bitter homosexual, probably the best Hollywood Square ever. Selected "Best Confirmed Bachelor" by Entertainment Weekly.
MARSHALL: Why do the Hells Angels wear leather?
After a police chase in Beverly Hills, a drunk Paul Lynde rolled down his window, saying to the officer, "I'll have a double cheeseburger and a chocolate shake."
LYNDE: Because chiffon wrinkles so easily.
MARSHALL: According to the World Book, is it OK to freeze your persimmons?
LYNDE: No, you should dress warmly.
MARSHALL: What are "dual purpose" cattle good for that other cattle aren't?
LYNDE: They give milk and cookies... but I don't recommend the cookies.
Hired David Letterman to write jokes for him in the 1970s.
Blamed the Jews in Hollywood for his declining career.
Paul Lynde was found dead of a heart attack, naked and holding a bottle of amyl nitrate (poppers). Whatever boy he was having sex with that night had run off after Lynde's heart attack, not bothering to call 911.
Father: Hoy (butcher)
Brother: Cordon Lynde (d. WWII)
University: Northwestern University
Drunk in Public Toledo, OH (1974)
Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism, Obesity
Bewitched Uncle Arthur (irregularly, 1965-71)
The Paul Lynde Show Paul Simms (1972-73)
Temperatures Rising Dr. Paul Mercy (1973-74)
The Hollywood Squares Center Square (1968-79 and 1980-81)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Villain (20-Jul-1979)
Rabbit Test (9-Apr-1978)
Hugo the Hippo (25-Dec-1975) [VOICE]
Journey Back to Oz (5-Dec-1974) [VOICE]
Charlotte's Web (22-Feb-1973) [VOICE]
Gidget Gets Married (4-Jan-1972)
Gidget Grows Up (30-Dec-1969)
How Sweet It Is! (21-Aug-1968)
The Glass Bottom Boat (9-Jun-1966) · Homer Cripps
Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) · Bullets
Send Me No Flowers (14-Oct-1964) · Mr. Akins
For Those Who Think Young (Jun-1964) · Sid Hoyt
Under the Yum Yum Tree (23-Oct-1963) · Murphy
Bye Bye Birdie (4-Apr-1963) · Mr. McAfee
Son of Flubber (16-Jan-1963)
New Faces of 1952 (19-Feb-1954) · Himself
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Is the subject of books:
Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story, 2005, BY: Steve Wilson, Joe Florenski
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