Paul Lynde: The Outrageous Story Of TV’s Off-Centered Square

Paul Edward Lynde (June 13, 1926 – January 11, 1982) was an American comedian, voice artist, actor, and TV personality.

A noted character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that often poked fun at his barely-in-the-closet homosexuality, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched and the befuddled father Harry MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. He was also the regular “center square” panelist on the game show Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981, and he voiced two Hanna-Barbera productions; he was Templeton the gluttonous rat in Charlotte’s Web and The Hooded Claw in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.

 

 

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