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Larry Blyden
Name: Ivan Lawrence "Larry" Blyden
Born: June 23, 1925
Died: June 6, 1975
Place of death: Agadir, Morroco
Occupation: Host, Actor, Singer, Dancer
Years active: 1950-1975
Known for: His game show hosting career

Larry Blyden (born Ivan Lawrence Blieden on June 23, 1925, in Houston, TX; died June 6, 1975, in Agadir, Morocco) was an American actor and game show host. He was an in-demand Broadway star, twice a Tony Award nominee (1959 Best Leading Actor In A Musical for Sammy Fong in Flower Drum Song and 1975 Best Featured Actor In A Play for Sidney in Absurd Person Singular) and once a winner (1972 Best Featured Actor In A Musical for Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum). Larry also made a handful of television guest appearances throughout the 50's, 60's, and 70's (notably on The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Man From UNCLE, among other shows). He married actress Carol Haney in 1955 (and divorced in 1962), with whom he had a daughter, Ellen Rachel, and a son, Joshua. Larry was dreadfully injured in an automobile accident while on vacation in Morocco on May 31st, 1975, tragically succumbing to his severe wounds on June 6, 1975, 2½ weeks before his 50th birthday.

Shows Hosted[]

What's My Line?
Showoffs (Pilot)
The Movie Game
Three on a Match (sub)
You're Putting Me On



A Tribute to Larry Blyden