Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Paul Lynde

As a kid, I always loved the smiling joking personality of Paul Lynde especially through shows like the part of Uncle Arthur he played on the TV show "Bewitched" and the game show "Hollywood Squares" which showcased his quick wit.  This pencil sketch is in honor of the man who shared his amazing gift of laughter.

Paul Edward Lynde (/lɪnd/; June 13, 1926 – January 11, 1982)[1][2] 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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