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R.I.P. Allan Melvin

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    LOS ANGELES - Allan Melvin, a character actor best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch," has died.

    He was 84. Melvin died of cancer Thursday at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, said Amalia Melvin, his wife of 64 years.

    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."

  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Alice certainly had her fill ...
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Damn. Sam was one of my favorite recurring bit characters. He's the only who made Alice swoon...

    Now, he'll be keeping Mr. Brady busy while cutting up veal for the Big Guy upstairs.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Supply Sgt. Charlie Hacker on "Gomer Pyle."

    Several roughneck characters on "Andy Griffith."

    A long-forgotten Army buddy on "Dick Van Dyke."

  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He was a loveable lug. RIP Mr. Melvin.
  6. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Sam the Butcher=Alice

    Tom Cruise=Katie Holmes

  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i loved him in the brady bunch.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    He never pulled the trigger with Alice.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I'm ashamed that I know this... But you're wrong. We find out years later in "A Very Brady Christmas" that he and Alice did get married.
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Really? The butcher DID give her the tube steak?
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Tube steak, well done. :)

    RIP, Allan. He was also on All In The Family playing a recurring character for many years (Barney??)... he'll be missed.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I guess Heaven needed someone that I never heard of.
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