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Larry Blyden

Ivan Lawrence Blieden (June 23, 1925 – June 6, 1975), known as Larry Blyden, was an American actor, stage producer and director, and game show host. He made his Broadway stage debut in 1948 and went on to appear in numerous productions on and off Broadway. In 1972, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum which he also produced. That same year, he became the host of the syndicated revival version of What's My Line? At the time of his death, Blyden was slated to host a new game show Showoffs. He died of injuries sustained in a single car accident while vacationing in Morocco on June 6, 1975.

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Jun 23, 1925 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Philco Television Playhouse 1948-10-03
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures 2003-08-10
Known For
Poster of The Fugitive
Poster of Harry's Girls
Poster of Dr. Kildare
Poster of Route 66
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures Narrator (segment "The Apple Tree") 2003-08-10
Movie The Satan Murders Calvin Croy 1974-01-11
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Warren Pratt 1970-06-17
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Personality Unknown 1967-07-03
Movie Ghostbreakers Waldo Kent 1967-09-08
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Fugitive Sal Mitchell 1963-09-17
Series Harry's Girls Harry Burns 1963-09-13
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie What Makes Sammy Run? Sammy Glick 1959-09-27
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series The Twilight Zone Henry Francis 'Rocky' Valentine 1959-10-02
Movie The Bachelor Party Kenneth 1957-04-09
Movie Kiss Them for Me "Mississip" Hardy 1957-12-10
Series Tony Awards Nominee / Performer 1956-04-01
Series Playwrights '56 Unknown 1955-10-04
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series What's My Line? Self - Panelist 1950-02-02
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07