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Also Known As: Ivan Lawrence Blieden, Larry Blake Died: June 6, 1975
Born: June 23, 1925 Cause of Death: injuries sustained in an automobile accident
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: actor, TV host, singer, photographer, director

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) Warren Pratt
2.
 Kiss Them for Me (1957) Mississip Hardy
3.
 The Bachelor Party (1957) Ken
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 Call to Danger (1961) Johnny Henderson
5.
 Harvey (1958) Dr Sanderson
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Raised in Houston, Texas
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At age 14, decided to be an actor
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Appeared at the Alley Theater in "The Sound of Hunting"
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Served in the US Marines during WWII
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While in college began working as a radio broadcaster hosting the hour-long show "International Hour"
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Attended drama school in London
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Settled in NYC to pursue career
1949:
Hired to appear on Broadway in "Mr. Roberts"
1952:
First Broadway musical, "Wish You Were Here"
1955:
Starred as a cab driver in the CBS sitcom "Joe and Mabel"
1957:
Film acting debut, "Kiss Them for Me"
1957:
Appeared in the film "The Bachelor Party"
1958:
Co-starred in "Flower Drum Song" on Broadway
1962:
Had title role of Sammy Glick in TV production of "What Makes Sammy Run" (NBC)
1962:
Made stage directing debut with "Harold", a play starring Anthony Perkins
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Had lead in the sitcom "Harry's Girls"
1964:
Appeared alongside Bert Lahr in the musical "Foxy"
1966:
Replaced Eli Wallach in the play "Luv"
1966:
Had male lead in the Broadway musical "The Apple Tree"
1966:
Hosted the NBC game show "Personality"
1967:
Appeared in the Broadway comedy "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running"
1969:
Directed and starred in the short-lived play "The Mother Lover"; opened and closed on same night
1970:
Made one-shot return to features co-starring in the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"
1972:
Won 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
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Hosted the syndicated game show "What's My Line?"
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
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -
University of Houston: Houston , Texas - 1948
University of Houston: Houston , Texas - 1948

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wife:
Carol Haney. Dancer, choreographer. 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.

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son:
Joshua Blyden. Actor. Born on October 17, 1957; died on August 28, 2000.
daughter:
Ellen Blieden. Born February 1961.

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