Saturday, January 19, 2008

David Seville and Others Grieve for Al(lan Mel)Vin!

Allan Melvin, a character actor best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch," has died. He was 84.

The jowly, jovial Melvin spent decades playing a series of sidekicks, second bananas and lovable lugs, including Archie Bunker's friend Barney Hefner on "All in the Family," and Sgt. Bilko's right-hand man Cpl. Henshaw on the "Phil Silvers Show."

He saw steady employment as a voice actor from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, most famously providing the voice of "Magilla Gorilla" for the Hanna Barbera cartoon of the same name. His other credits include several guest appearances on "The Andy Griffith Show," "Gomer Pyle: USMC," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Those with Ann. B. Davis, "Alice" on "The Brady Bunch," missed it by that much. It's important to remember that women's life expectancy is longer than men's. Tonight, Alice and company weep over their lost ham Sam

[Yahoo! News]

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