Paul Lynde

Paul Lynde

Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see the original silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). After graduating from Northwestern University, Lynde relocated to New York City where his first break came from being a stand-up comedian at the Number One Fifth Avenue nightclub. Then came an appearance on a Broadway show, "New Faces of 1952".

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
1979The VillainNervous Elk1979-07-26
1978Rabbit TestDr. Vidal1978-04-09
1976The Paul Lynde Halloween Special1976-10-30
1976Hugo the Hippo1976-01-01
1974Journey Back to OzPumpkinhead1974-12-05
1973Charlotte's WebTempleton1973-03-01
1972Gidget Gets MarriedLouis B. Latimer1972-01-05
1969Gidget Grows UpLouis B. Latimer1969-12-30
1968How Sweet It Is!The Purser1968-08-21
1966The Glass Bottom BoatHomer Cripps1966-06-09
1965Beach Blanket BingoBullets1965-04-14
1964Send Me No FlowersMr. Akins1964-10-14
1964For Those Who Think YoungSyd Hoit1964-06-01
1963Under the Yum-Yum TreeMurphy1963-10-23
1963Bye Bye BirdieHarry McAfee1963-04-04
1963Son of FlubberSportscaster1963-01-16
1954New FacesHimself1954-02-19