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We Missed Allan Melvin Passing aka Sam The Butcher Some how we missed Allan Melvin's passing back in January. 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, Mo., 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."
Tags: We  Missed  Allan  Melvin  Passing  aka  Sam  The  Butcher 
Added: 27th February 2008
Views: 1601
Posted By: Cliffy
Montreal Expos Tribute For 36 seasons, the Montreal Expos were Canada's National League team. Over those years they fluctuated from near-greatness to ineptitude. They had the best record in major league baseball when the 1994 labor stoppage cancelled the season. The team never recovered its fan support after that. Kind of sad to see a team that was once so strongly supported go down the tubes. Here's a tribute to the guys who wore those odd uniforms.
Tags: Montreal  Expos 
Added: 11th March 2008
Views: 1727
Posted By: Lava1964
The Logical Song This is a song from one of my favourite 70's albums by Supertramp, 'Breakfast In America'. I've always been influenced by song with good lyrics and these guys sure new how to write em.
Tags: Supertramp 
Added: 16th March 2008
Views: 1434
Posted By: donmac101
Kukla Fran and Oliie Remember this Roseann? My whole family loved watching these guys, they were such a riot! Of course our favorite was Ollie..who didn't love his snaggletooth??
Tags: kukla  fran  and  ollie  fran  allyson  childrens  tv  50s 
Added: 6th April 2008
Views: 1282
Posted By: Naomi
Shaggy pay attention guys. good advice. lol
Tags: shaggy  -  wasn't  me 
Added: 6th April 2008
Views: 1100
Posted By: roseanns1
Sweet Child O Mine Saw these guys live and all I have to say is, AWESOME!!! This like most of their song seemed to have no set time limit.
Tags: Guns  N  Roses  Sweet  Child  O  Mine 
Added: 3rd June 2008
Views: 1497
Posted By: donmac101
Calvin And The Colonel Never saw this but found it on a hunt around. Maybe it'll jog some of you guys memories. I just love the product ads and it's better than the 70 cents variety!
Tags: Calvin  And  The  Colonel  60s  Cartoon 
Added: 11th June 2008
Views: 1362
Posted By: donmac101
The Honey Bees On Gilligans Island This is about when The Girls decide to put on a show for the guys called the Honey Bees!
Tags:   Gilligan    Island  Honey  Bees  Mosquitoes   
Added: 9th February 2009
Views: 2171
Posted By: mia_bambina
Lyndon Johnson Driving His Amphi i don't know guys . . think i'd have a life jacket handy!
Tags: lyndon  johnson 
Added: 29th June 2008
Views: 1134
Posted By: Teresa
70s Dudes just a random pic of 2 guys working on a car . . oh, the memories!
Tags: vintage      photo 
Added: 1st July 2008
Views: 1134
Posted By: Teresa

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