Obviously Elizabeth Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead are treasures, but never overlook the deeply funny, unendingly wicked, quite obviously gay Paul Lynde.
He never publicly came out, but the fact is, his penchant for racy punchlines and hammy crudity was relatable specifically to gay viewers the world over. Here are ten elite-level facts that all great Paul Lynde fans should cherish. We love him in In just a few short lines, he establishes that he’s funnier than Fred Mac Murray ever was. He graduated as part of one of Northwestern’s most esteemed drama classes with Cloris Leachman and Patricia Neal Lynde, a vaunted stage actor at Northwestern, graduated in 1944 along with his peers Patricia Neal (the Oscar-winner for , and the Oscar- and Emmy-winning Cloris Leachman, who said of Paul and her calss, “We were the cream of the crop.
The honor came in 1978, after he’d already spent years on Hollywood Squares (and years in the press deriding the show). He faced off against his doppelganger Alice Ghostley in Joan Rivers’ failed movie , but even he never uttered crazy one-liners like these. Sure, there have been plenty of Emmy-winning game show hosts, but only Paul — to my knowledge — has earned a Daytime Emmy for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Daytime Programming” for his work on a game show. I’d pay more attention to cold fronts if this kind of meteorologist awaited me every morning. He’s one of the only game show personalities to win a Daytime Emmy in a non-hosting category. Once in a stupor he approached blonde bombshell Lana Turner, whose mobster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato had been murdered in what ignited a tabloid frenzy, and he roared at her, “You killed him, didn’t you? Without even trying, he was the greatest weatherman of all time.Ralph Pierre La Cock, better known by his stage name Peter Marshall (born March 30, 1926), is an American television and radio personality, singer, and actor.
He was best remembered as the original host of The Hollywood Squares, from 1966 to 1981.He has almost fifty television, movie, and Broadway credits.His stage name reportedly derived from the college in his home town (Marshall College, which became Marshall University in 1961). Following his father's death when Marshall was a teenager, he moved to New York City to be with his mother, a costume designer.His elder sister Joan became a film and television actress known as Joanne Dru.She was best known for her roles in such films as Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and All the King's Men. In the 1950s, Marshall earned his living as part of a comedy act with Tommy Noonan, and they appeared in night clubs, on television variety shows, and in films including Starlift (1951), The Rookie (1959) and Swingin' Along (1962).He appeared in the 1958 episode "The Big Hoax" of the syndicated television series Harbor Command.