Paul Lynde

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Paul Lynde
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Years active at Hanna-Barbera: 1969-1973
Characters played: Hooded Claw
Mildew Wolf
Claude Pertwee

Paul Edward Lynde was an American voice actor. He worked mostly for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company where he originated the voice of many characters.

Lynde died on January 10, 1982 at the age of 55.

Lynde is the subject of the 2018 independent documentary film DOOZY, which goes behind the scenes of the queer-like characters he voiced for the company.


20th century

Other roles

Lynde was a character actor who applied a distinct campiness and snarky persona to his work, that was less than subtle about his closeted homosexuality. He played Uncle Arthur on the TV series Bewitched, Harry MacAfee in the musical film Bye Bye Birdie, and sat "center square" on the game show Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981.