Vale: Allan Melvin

Allan Melvin, best known as ‘Sam the Butcher’ in The Brady Bunch, has died aged 84.

Melvin passed away from cancer at his LA home on Thursday.

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 was also the voice of Magilla Gorilla.

Melvin’s other credits include several guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle: USMC, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Source: AAP

One Comment:

  1. Sad news for Brady Bunch fans like myself. Funny that out of all the big hit shows he was on..DVD,All In The Family..he will be best remembered for his small role as “Sam the butcher” on The Brady Bunch.

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