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    Sam the Butcher has gone to the big rendering plant in the sky..

    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- 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."

    But his place in pop culture will be fixed as butcher and bowler Sam Franklin, the love interest of Brady family maid Alice Nelson, who was played by Ann B. Davis. Melvin played the role from 1970 to 1973.

    Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1923, Melvin grew up in New York and attended Columbia University.

    He was appearing on Broadway in "Stalag 17" when he began his decades-long television career with "The Phil Silvers Show," playing a role his wife said was always his favorite.

    "He was proudest of that show," Amalia Melvin said. "I think the camaraderie of all those guys made it such a pleasant way to work. They were so relaxed."

    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."

    In addition to Amalia, Melvin is survived by daughter Jennifer Hanson and grandson Jon Hanson Jr. A daughter, Mya, died in 1970.
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    "like Sam the Butcher bringing Alice the meat..."-

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    R I P Sam.
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    What will be earth shattering for the "70's Divorced Parent / Raised On UHF Generation", will be the death of the first Brady child...
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    Wow, I didn't realize he was the voice of Magilla Gorilla!




    Though the cartoon never really made much sense to me -- why would a pet store be selling a gorilla? Why would a girl that small be working around without her parents? -- it is a cartoon icon, right up there with Snagglepuss and Peter Potamus.

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    Sam was a straight shooter. You always knew what you were dealing with Sam. There was no BS necessary. Sure, he was as disappointed as the next guy when Alice hurt her ankle, and had to miss the Meat Cutter's Ball. But did he cry or feel misunderstood about it? Hell no! He stuck out his chin, stuck a stubby thumb against his chest, and said "I'm Sam the Damn Butcher, don't be givin' me no guff, see." And that was that.

    Sam the Butcher and Festus Haggen. Like two peas in a pod, them.

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    Here's the story of a maid named Alice

    Who was cleaning up a very crowded house

    She had gray hair and an apron

    But Alice had no spouse


    It's the story of Sam the butcher

    Who was busy with pork chops of his own

    He'd sell four pounds for seven dollars

    But it was mostly bone.


    'Til the one day that the butcher met sweet Alice

    And they knew that it was not some sort of scam

    That this pair would someday form a bowling team

    That's the way that they became Alice and Sam


    Alice and Sam. Alice and Sam.

    That's the way they became Alice and Sam






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    damn...RIP Sam...

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    heaven , just got one hell of a butcher..........
    they hate if your the same , and they hate you if your different- evh

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    Quote Originally Posted by lal5150 View Post
    heaven , just got one hell of a butcher..........
    that's hysterical...

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    Sad News. But I gotta think this AP writer is nuts. Better known for the "Brady Bunch" than "All In The Family"? A lot of people consider "All In The Family" the greatest show of all time.

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