Paul Lynde Net Worth at Death – Salary, Income, Earnings

Paul Lynde Net Worth 

Paul Lynde had an estimated net worth of $7 million at death. Actor Paul Lynde is best known for his work on the game show ‘Hollywood Squares,’ where he worked for 15 years. He earned most of his income from his career as a comedian.

Actor Paul Lynde went to drama school with Charlotte Rae, Patricia O’Neal, and Charlton Heston. In 1948, he relocated to New York and began performing stand-up routines. In 1960, he was cast as the father of a star-struck adolescent in the Broadway production Bye, Bye Birdie, which led to the recording of a comedy album and regular appearances on The Perry Como Show.

To calculate the net worth of Paul Lynde, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Paul Lynde
Net Worth: $7 Million
Monthly Salary: $100 Thousand
Annual Income: $2 Million
Source of Wealth: Comedian, Actor, Character Actor

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Early Life

Paul Lynde was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on June 13, 1926. Lynde studied drama at Northwestern University, where he was classmates with Charlotte Rae, Patricia O’Neal, and Charlton Heston. After graduating in 1948, he moved to New York to hone his comedic skills by performing stand-up routines.

Broadway Debut

Lynde landed a role in the Broadway revue New Faces of 1952 in the early 1950s. Lynde was singled out for his manic portrayal of a hapless but determinedly upbeat survivor of a tourist trip to Africa in the now-classic monologue “The Trip of the Month Club.” Despite a successful Broadway debut, Lynde did not return to the stage for a long time. Over the next eight years, he appeared on a variety of television and radio shows as a guest.

Lynde was cast as the father of a star-struck adolescent in the Broadway production Bye, Bye Birdie in 1960, a role he reprised in the 1963 film adaptation starring Dick Van Dyke and Ann-Margaret. The success of Bye, Bye Birdie resulted in the recording of a comedy album and regular appearances on The Red Buttons Show and The Perry Como Show for Lynde.

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Film and TV Career

Over the next few years, Lynde played supporting roles in light-hearted films such as Under the Yum-Yum Tree (1963), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), and The Glass Bottom Boat (1966). Lynde launched a lucrative career as a character actor with roles in the popular series The Munsters, I Dream of Jeanie and Bewitched ( TV ). In 1967, he made his debut in the fledgling game show Hollywood Squares, where he proved his comedic talent as a permanent lead for the next 15 years.

In 1972, Lynde played an uptight lawyer and father at odds with his liberal-minded son in the short-lived sitcom The Paul Lynde Show. The failure of the series exacerbated Lynde’s pre-existing drinking problem, which led to numerous run-ins with the law and frequent arrests for public intoxication.

Death

On January 10, 1982, Lynde died at the age of 55 of a severe heart attack triggered by years of drug abuse.

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