Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1925-06-23

Day of Death 1975-06-06

Place of Birth Houston, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Ivan Lawrence Blieden

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Broadway's Lost Treasures as Narrator (segment "The Apple Tree")
1974 The Satan Murders as Calvin Croy
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Warren Pratt
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1967 Ghostbreakers as Waldo Kent
1967 Personality (0 episodes)
1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1963 Harry's Girls (15 episodes) as Harry Burns
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 The Dick Powell Show (1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (2 episodes) as Henry Francis 'Rocky' Valentine
1959 What Makes Sammy Run? as Sammy Glick
1957 Kiss Them for Me as "Mississip" Hardy
1957 The Bachelor Party as Kenneth
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Nominee / Performer (1 episode) as Himself - Host (1 episode) as Performer
1955 Playwrights '56 (1 episode)
1953 Letter to Loretta (2 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Omnibus (2 episodes)
1948 Studio One (2 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (2 episodes)

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