Paul Lynde

Actor

Born: 13 June 1927
Died: 9 January 1982 (heart attack)
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Best known as: Center square on the original The Hollywood Squares
Paul Lynde had a long and varied career as a comic actor, but baby boomers remember him for two particular roles: as Uncle Arthur in the 1960s TV series Bewitched, and as a wisecracking celebrity guest on the long-running game show The Hollywood Squares. Lynde got his start in New York, first as a comedian then as a Broadway actor. During the 1960s and '70s he appeared on the big screen in tepid comedies and was a frequent guest on prime-time variety shows. Young moviegoers know Lynde's voice from the animated feature Charlotte's Web (1973) -- he was Templeton the rat.

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