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.