This book will let you into the heart and soul of Paul Lynde.
Best remembered for outrageous jokes on The Hollywood Squares, as Uncle
Arthur from Bewitched, and as the frantic father in Bye Bye Birdie, Paul was
never satisfied with his career - or his personal life. But even as he
suffered through some of the cruelest of times, Paul continued to make us
forget our troubles, and was forever gracious to his fans. This is the book
those fans have been waiting for.
Though he was one of the most original, hilarious, and private
actor-comedians of all time, author Cathy Rudolph, his trusted friend,
reveals her adventures with Paul - along with his turbulent life story. Here
for the first time are interviews with his relatives, personal notes, and
never-before-published photos. Also included are memories from his friends
and peers including Cloris Leachman, Chita Rivera, Florence Henderson, Kaye
Ballard, Peter Marshall, Les Roberts, Betty White, and many more.
I've been saying for forty years that Paul Lynde could deliver a punch line
better than any other comedian. I look forward to having the book on my
- Les Roberts, novelist and first producer and head writer of
the original Hollywood Squares
"A heartwarming read"
- Milieu Magazine
"A Loving Tribute to a Funny Man"
- Portland Book Review
Cathy Rudolph speaking to Paul Lynde fans at the Northshore Public Library Sept 20, 2014, about her book.