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Allan J. Melvin

  • Birth 18 Feb 1923 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 17 Jan 2008 Brentwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 24048439

Actor. He is best remembered for appearances in television comedy series as "The Phil Silvers Show," "All in the Family" and "The Brady Bunch." Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in New York City, he had his first success on "The Phil Silvers Show," which ran from 1955 to 1959, playing 'Corporal Henshaw', the right-hand man to Silvers' 'Master Sergeant 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." On the popular and long syndicated series "The Brady Bunch" he gained notoriety 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."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Austin Hayes
  • Added: 19 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24048439
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Allan J. Melvin (18 Feb 1923–17 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24048439, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .