06-13-1926 – 01-10-1982 Paul Lynde – Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio. American comedian and actor. A noted character actor with a distinctively campy persona that often poked fun at his barely in-the-closet homosexuality. Lynde was 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” guest on the game show Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981. Lynde had a problem with alcohol and drugs. He finally became sober and drug-free in early 1980. On January 10, 1982, Lynde died of a heart attack at the age of 55.