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Allan Melvin
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    (February 18, 1922-January 18, 2008)
    Best known role is as Sam the Butcher in the TV sitcom The Brady Bunch
    Played Cpl. Henshaw in 'The Phil Silvers Show,' Sgt. Charley Hacker in 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.' and Archie Bunker's best friend Barney Hefner in 'All In The Family'
    Voice of the cartoon Magilla Gorilla
    Voice of Drooper in 'The Banana Splits Adventure Hour'
    Died at 85 of cancer (January 18, 2008)
    In most of his early TV guest appearances, he played jerks and bullies.
    A sitcom pilot had him starring as 'Banraby,' a child's imaginary friend who resembled W.C. Fields (1965). Thankfully, it never aired.
    He'll be forever remembered as the chuckle headed butcher dating that old crone maid Alice.
    He did commercial voice overs and played a plumber for 15 years in TV commercials for Liquid Plumr drain opener.
    He served in the U.S. Navy.
    He's been married to the same woman since 1944.
    He won a competition on 'Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts.'
    He appeared on Broadway in 'Stalag 17,' which led to his big break on 'The Phil Silvers Show' (1955).
    He's been used frequently for cartoon voice overs ranging from 'Hong Kong Phooey' to 'Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends' to Disney's 'Tale Spin.'

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