Eddie Mayehoff

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Eddie Mayehoff
Cyril Ritchard & Eddie Mayehoff VtaSP.jpg
Mayehoff (right) and Cyril Ritchard in the play Visit to a Small Planet (1957)
Born Edward Mier Mayehoff
(1909-07-07)July 7, 1909
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died November 12, 1992(1992-11-12) (aged 83)
Ventura, California, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale School of Music
Occupation Actor
Years active 1946-1970

Edward Mier "Eddie" Mayehoff (July 7, 1909 – November 12, 1992) was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Harold Lampson, the henpecked husband and incompetent lawyer in How to Murder Your Wife (1965). Mayehoff could also be seen in TV commercials during the 1950s (e.g., for "Falstaff" beer).


A 1932 graduate of Yale University's School of Music, by 1940 Mayehoff had a weekly radio show on the Mutual Radio Network called Eddie Mayehoff on the Town, in which he caricatured New Yorkers. From 1946-1947, he co-hosted Hour Glass, the first regularly scheduled U.S. network variety show. In 1952, he starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Doc Corkle, which was broadcast for only three weeks.

In the 1954-55 television season, Mayehoff appeared as a construction contractor and former football player trying to impel his son to success on the American football gridiron in That's My Boy, based on the 1951 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis film of the same name, in which Mayehoff played the same part. Mayehoff also appeared in two other Martin and Lewis comedy films, Artists and Models and The Stooge.

In 1957, Mayehoff was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the Gore Vidal play Visit to a Small Planet.[1]

Mayehoff died in Ventura, California at age 83. His only known immediate survivor was a niece.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Eddie Mayehoff; Entertainer". Los Angeles Times. November 14, 1992. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 

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