Larry Blyden

Actor, TV host, Singer
Larry Blyden was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He appeared at the Alley Theater in "The Sound of Hunting." In 1966, he had the male lead in the Broadway musical "The Apple Tree." In 1962, he had the ... Read more »
Born: 06/23/1925 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

What Makes Sammy Run? 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

What's My Line? 1968 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

Warren Pratt (Actor)

ABC Stage '67 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Loretta Young Theater 1953 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Them For Me 1957 (Movie)

Mississip (Actor)

The Bachelor Party 1957 (Movie)

Kenneth (Actor)

Call to Danger (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Larry Blyden was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He appeared at the Alley Theater in "The Sound of Hunting." In 1966, he had the male lead in the Broadway musical "The Apple Tree." In 1962, he had the title role of Sammy Glick in a TV production of "What Makes Sammy Run" (NBC). In 1966, he hosted the NBC game show "Personality." In 1962, he made his stage directing debut with "Harold," a play starring Anthony Perkins. In 1967, he appeared in the Broadway comedy "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running." In 1972, he won the Tony Award for Supporting Performance as the slave Hysterium in the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," starring Phil Silvers. In 1964, he appeared alongside Bert Lahr in the musical "Foxy." In 1958, he co-starred in "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway. In 1969, he directed and starred in the short-lived play "The Mother Lover," which opened and closed on the same night. In 1974, he performed in "The Frogs," a musical by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove, produced at Yale. He raised in Houston, Texas. In 1955, he starred as a cab driver in the CBS sitcom "Joe and Mabel." Blyden's earliest roles were in film, including "Kiss Them For Me" (1957) with Cary Grant and the drama "The Bachelor Party" (1957) with Don Murray. He also appeared in the TV special "Call to Danger" (CBS, 1961-62). He next focused his entertainment career on film, appearing in the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (1970) with Barbra Streisand. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). Blyden was most recently credited in "What Makes Sammy Run?" (2009). Blyden was married to Carol Haney and had two children. Blyden passed away in June 1975 at the age of 50.

Relationships

Father

Ellen Blieden

Daughter
born February 1961

Joshua Blyden

Son
born on October 17, 1957 died on August 28, 2000

Carol Haney

Wife
won Tony Award for appearances in "Pajama Game" married on April 17, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada divorced in 1962 died in 1964 of complications from diabetes

EDUCATION

studied acting with Stella Adler

University of Houston

Houston, Texas 1948

University of Houston

Houston, Texas 1948

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

Milestones

1974

Performed in "The Frogs," a musical by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove, produced at Yale

1974

Final Broadway appearance in the play "Absurd Person Singular"; was the official photographer for the production

1972

Won the Tony Award for Supporting Performance as the slave Hysterium in the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," starring Phil Silvers

1969

Made a one-shot return to features, co-starring in the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"

1968

Directed and starred in the short-lived play "The Mother Lover," which opened and closed on the same night

1967

Appeared in the Broadway comedy "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running"

1966

Hosted the NBC game show "Personality"

1966

Replaced Eli Wallach in the play "Luv"

1966

Had the male lead in the Broadway musical "The Apple Tree"

1964

Appeared alongside Bert Lahr in the musical "Foxy"

1962

Had the title role of Sammy Glick in a TV production of "What Makes Sammy Run" (NBC)

1962

Made his stage directing debut with "Harold," a play starring Anthony Perkins

1958

Co-starred in "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway

1957

Film acting debut, "Kiss Them for Me"

1957

Appeared in the film "The Bachelor Party"

1955

Starred as a cab driver in the CBS sitcom "Joe and Mabel"

1952

First Broadway musical, "Wish You Were Here"

1949

Hired to appear on Broadway in "Mr. Roberts"

Appeared at the Alley Theater in "The Sound of Hunting"

Hosted the syndicated game show "What's My Line?"

While in college began working as a radio broadcaster hosting the hour-long show "International Hour"

Attended drama school in London

Served in the US Marines during WWII

At age 14, decided to be an actor

Settled in NYC to pursue his career

Raised in Houston, Texas

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