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Paul Lynde

Mostly Credited As: Paul Lynde
Sometimes Credited As: Paul Lynde and Carmen Phillips

Birth Name: Paul Edward Lynde
Date Of Birth: June 13, 1926 (Age 55)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Date Of Death: January 10, 1982
Cause Of Death: Heart attack in Beverly Hills, California
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Paul Lynde


Paul Lynde, character actor, comedian and television star, was born in 1926 at Mount Vernon, Ohio. He studied drama at the ivy-league Northwestern University in Chicago. Among his classmates in the drama department there were Cloris Leachman, Charlotte Rae, Patricia Neal and Claude Akins. Paul graduated in 1948 and then moved to Manhattan, New York City, where he found work as a comedian.


Lynde made his Broadway acting debut in the hit revue, New Faces of 1952, in which he co-starred with Eartha Kitt, Alice Ghostley, and Carol Lawrence. His now-famous monologue from New Faces of 1952, the "Trip of the Month Club”, was used in an eponymous movie in 1954.


Paul Lynde subsequently co-starred in the television situation-comedy, Stanley, with Carol Burnett and Buddy Hackett. In 1960, Paul returned to Broadway, where he played the father in Bye Bye, Birdie. In 1963, the play was made into a movie, in which Lynde co-starred with Ann-Margret and Dick van Dyke.


Paul Lynde made regular appearances on TV shows such as The Perry Como Show, The Phil Silvers Show, I Dream of Jeannie, The Dean Martin Show, The Munsters, The Donny and Marie Osmond Show, and Hollywood Squares.


A character actor in many films and television shows, Paul Lynde is fondly remembered for his recurrent comic role as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Temperatures Rising (1972)As: Dr. Paul Mercy (S02)
The Paul Lynde Show (1972)As: Paul Simms
Where's Huddles? (1970)As: Claude Pertwee -- [Voice]
Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969)As: Sylvester Sneekly/The Hooded Claw -- [Voice]
The Cattanooga Cats (1969)As: Mildew Wolf -- [Voice]
The Jonathan Winters Show (1967)As: Himself (1968-1969)
The Red Buttons Show (1952)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Donny and Marie (1976) 
  GUESTS: PAUL LYNDE, SUZZANE SOMERS, BETTY WHITE 04x04: (Dec/01/1978) As Himself 
  GUESTS: JACLYN SMITH, RITA COOLIDGE, DIRK BENEDICT, PAUL LYNDE 04x02: (Sep/29/1978) As Himself 
  GUESTS: ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, PAUL LYNDE, PARKER STEVENSON 03x16: (Feb/17/1978) As Himself 
  GUESTS: PAUL LYNDE, CHERYL LADD 03x14: (Feb/03/1978) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  760510 14x25: (May/10/1976) As Himself 
  Episode dated 21 November 1968 06x05: (Nov/21/1968) As Himself 

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Jonathan Winters / Paul Lynde / Norm Crosby / Lonnie Schorr 07x26: (Mar/30/1972) As Himself 
  Leslie Uggams / Paul Lynde / Norm Crosby / Lonnie Schorr 07x21: (Feb/17/1972) As Himself 
  Wayne Newton / Paul Lynde / Rip Taylor / Don Rice 07x06: (Oct/21/1971) As Himself 
  Debbie Reynolds / Marty Feldman / Paul Lynde 06x21: (Feb/11/1971) As Himself 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Paul Lynde, Karen Black 05x23: (Mar/22/1972) As Himself 
  with Paul Lynde, Peggy Lee 05x15: (Jan/19/1972) As Himself 
  with Bing Crosby, Paul Lynde 05x07: (Nov/03/1971) As Himself 
  with Paul Lynde, Nanette Fabray 04x26: (Mar/25/1971) As Himself 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #112 05x20: (Feb/21/1972) As Himself 
  Episode #110 05x18: (Jan/31/1972) As Himself 

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969) 
  Shirley Jones, Paul Lynde 04x16: (Jan/18/1972) As Himself 
  Valerie Harper, Paul Lynde, Paul Revere and the Raiders 04x12: (Dec/14/1971) As Himself 
  Paul Anka, Paul Lynde, Jerry Lee Lewis, Anne Murray, John Bryner 04x11: (Nov/30/1971) As Himself 
  Andy Griffith, Paul Lynde, Lucie Arnaz 04x08: (Nov/09/1971) As Himself 

Love, American Style (1969) 
  Love and the House Bachelor 03x49: (Dec/17/1971) As Stanley 

Bewitched (1964) 
  The House that Uncle Arthur Built 07x18: (Feb/11/1971) As Uncle Arthur 
  Twitch or Treat 03x07: (Oct/27/1966) As Uncle Arthur 
  Endora Moves in For a Spell 03x06: (Oct/20/1966) As Uncle Arthur 
  The Joker is a Card 02x05: (Oct/14/1965) As Uncle Arthur 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  Kraft Presents Phil Silvers and Paul Lynde 12x21: (Mar/25/1970) As Co-host 
  Alan King Rings in the New Year and Wrings Out the Old 12x13: (Jan/07/1970) As Himself 
  Alan King...Public Consumer Number One 12x09: (Nov/26/1969) As Himself 

The Honeymooners (1955) 
  Play It Again, Norton 10x01: (Sep/27/1969) As Himself 

That's Life (1968) (1968) 
  Twas the Night Before Christmas 01x12: (Dec/17/1968) As Himself 
  Buying The House 01x05: (Oct/22/1968) As Himself 

The Flying Nun (1967) 
  The Return of Father Lundigan 02x04: (Oct/17/1968) As Father Lundigan 

I Dream of Jeannie (1965) 
  Please Don't Feed the Astronauts 03x20: (Feb/13/1968) As Porter 
  Everybody's a Movie Star 03x07: (Oct/31/1967) As Allen Kerr 
  My Master, the Rich Tycoon 02x03: (Sep/26/1966) As Harry Huggins 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Host: Bing Crosby / Roger Miller 05x08: (Oct/31/1967) As Himself 
  Host: Elizabeth Montgomery 04x03: (Oct/01/1966) As Himself 
  Host: Fred Astaire / We Five / Jackie Mason 03x03: (Oct/02/1965) As Himself 
  Host: Dale Robertson / The Womenfolk 01x19: (May/09/1964) As Himself 

That Girl (1966) 
  These Boots Weren't Made For Walking 01x18: (Jan/12/1967) As Nate Caswell 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  The Blue-Eyed Horse 04x09: (Nov/23/1966) As Judge 

F Troop (1965) 
  The Singing Mountie 02x01: (Sep/08/1966) As Sgt. Ramsden (phoney) 

Gidget (1965) 
  Take a Lesson 01x26: (Mar/10/1966) As Herman Marshall 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Who Killed Mr. Colby in Ladies' Lingerie? 02x24: (Mar/03/1965) As Guy Hawthorne Jr. 
  Who Killed Merlin the Great? 02x11: (Dec/02/1964) As Dr. McCoy 
  Who Killed Cable Roberts? 01x03: (Oct/04/1963) As Arthur Clark 

The Munsters (1964) 
  Eddie's Nickname 01x19: (Jan/28/1965) As Doctor Dudley (Special Appearance), [Special Guest Stars]
  Low-Cal Munster 01x06: (Oct/29/1964) As Doctor Dudley (Special Appearance), [Special Guest Stars]
  Rock-a-Bye Munster 01x04: (Oct/15/1964) As Doctor Dudley (Special Appearance), [Special Guest Stars]

The Cara Williams Show (1964) 
  Three on a Mismatch 01x12: (Dec/16/1964) As Charles Crump 

The Jack Benny Program (1950) 
  Jack Has a Sick Alligator 15x12: (Dec/11/1964) As Veterinarian 

The Patty Duke Show (1963) 
  The Genius 01x02: (Sep/25/1963) As Mr. Snell 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde 16x08: (Nov/18/1962) As Himself 
  12th Anniversary Show 13x37: (Jun/12/1960) As Himself 
  Jack Lemmon, Shari Lewis 13x36: (Jun/05/1960) As Himself 
  Les Paul & Mary Ford / Paul Lynde / Johnny Mize / "My Darling Aida" cast 06x11: (Nov/23/1952) As Himself 
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Trivia

Before joining the cast of Bewitched as Uncle Arthur in Season 2, Paul appeared in Season 1 as a nervous, crash-helmet wearing, driving instructor hired by Darrin to give Samantha driving lessons.

Paul spent 14 years occupying the center square of the original Hollywood Squares.

His sarcastic initial 'joke' answers were often laced with gay innuendo. It was no surprise that he excelled at delivering such quips and comebacks, as he was gay.

For example:

Peter Marshall: Paul? Why do the Hell's Angels wear leather while riding their motorcycles?

Paul: (Smirks.) Because chiffon wrinkles......


Paul Lynde prepared his beef stew recipe on the Mike Douglas Show. It has since become a favorite dish of many Americans.

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