Sam,The Butcher - Dead at 84

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  1. Principessa

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    January 19, 2008

    Veteran TV Actor Allan Melvin Dies In L.A

    By REUTERS
    Filed at 2:17 p.m. ET

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Allan Melvin, a character actor known for appearances in such TV staples as "The Phil Silvers Show," "All in the Family" and "The Brady Bunch," has died, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

    Melvin succumbed to cancer on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the paper said, quoting his wife, Amalia. He was 84.

    Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in New York City, Melvin got his big break on "The Phil Silvers Show," which ran from 1955 to 1959, playing Cpl. Henshaw, the right-hand man to Silvers' Sgt. Ernie Bilko.

    He went on to play Archie Bunker's neighbor Barney in "All in the Family," and different roles on at least eight episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show." Fans of "The Brady Bunch" knew him as Sam the butcher, the boyfriend of Alice the housekeeper.

    Melvin also worked in cartoons, providing the voices of Magilla Gorilla in the Hanna-Barbera series of the same name and Bluto on "Popeye," the Times said.

    (Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Vicki Allen)
     
  2. Pecker

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    He was one of my favorite characters on the Bilko show.
     
  3. Northland

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    It may scare people; but, Allan Melvin was one of my earlier crushes (as was just about every man on television or in the movies). I resented that bitch Alice the maid on The Brady Bunch for stealing him as a boyfriend. I could have made him much happier even back then.



    (did I say scare? Maybe I should have said horrify and scar)
     
  4. Principessa

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    Not Scary at all Northland. It is a tad different though. :wink:

    I just think it's sad that his death didn't get 1/10 the media attention that Heath Ledger's has. :frown1:


     
  5. Mr. Snakey

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    Im sorry to hear this. He had a nice lone life before he went to MEAT his maker.
     
  6. D_Sir Fitzwilly Wankheimer III

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    Now that's a loss. To hell with the Brokeback Mountain Guy.
     
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