Allan Melvin

Allan Melvin is gone. So little of the classic TV crew is left. As Mark rightly notes, Allan was a regular on Bilko, and a strong recurring figure on The Dick Van Dyke Show (in the fine flashback-to-the-army episodes from that late in that show’s run) and All In The Family (Barney Hefner) – acquitting himself well in all of them. That he might be more recognized as Sam the butcher on The Brady Bunch is kind of a sad statement about what settles in people’s minds (although he probably did a fine job.)

Last thing I heard from him was some commentary on Bilko DVDs… which is just another reminder that we should make sure we get the reminiscences from people while they are still around to give them.

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Published in: on January 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

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