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The Brady Bunches " Sam the butcher " passes away..................

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Actor Allan Melvin most famous for playing " Sam the butcher " ( house keeper Alice's flame ) on " The Brady Bunch ". The hit show ran from late 1969 to 1974.He passed away from Cancer on Thursday January 17, 2008.He was 84.And survived by his wife of 64 years.You can read the full story via this link, copy and paste it in your browser.

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Jan 19 @ 10:49PM  
Wow...fond memories of him - and those days. Thanks for letting us know...

Jan 19 @ 11:02PM  
Thank you SxzeBBW , for taking the time to read my blog posting.Thank you also for taking the time to post your nice comment, i appreciate both and your time.I understand i have fond memories of him, the show, and those days , things and those times were so much simpler, for those of us who grew up during them.Peace , God bless, be careful and take care.Stay safe and warm, have a wonderful 2008 and beyond.Best of luck in life.You are very welcome for my posting about his passing.

Jan 19 @ 11:52PM  
I didn't know he was still with us. As Sexze mentioned, he was a huge part of our age group's childhood.

Jan 19 @ 11:56PM  
well on the bright side he lived longer then most people

Jan 20 @ 12:08AM  
Thanks Playguy40 for taking the time to read my blog posting, and thanks for taking the time to post your nice comment , i appreciate both.Prior to reading this article, i did not know if Allan Melvin was still alive or if he had passed on.I agree with both of you , he and that television show were a huge part of those of us who grew up in that time period.Reruns of the show were being run on TV , but i have not seen any in a while, hopefully those who have viewed the reruns enjoyed them also.Thanks again and peace.Best wishes in life and for a wonderful 2008 and beyond.

Jan 20 @ 12:16AM  
Thank you Lildevilgirl19 for taking the time to read my blog.Thank you also for posting your nice comment.I appreciate both.You are correct, he did live longer than most.He was blessed to live to be 84 , a very long life, and blessed to be married to the same Woman for 64 years, that is monumental in these times.Peace.Have a wonderful 2008 and beyond.

Jan 20 @ 4:22AM  
It didn't ring a bell with me as I never watched that show. But when I investigated further, I knew who he was because he also played Archie Bunker's neighbor/pal, Barney Heffner and was the voice for Magilla Gorilla.

Jan 20 @ 6:06AM  
Thank you Wordsofwit, for taking the time to read my blog and for posting your nice comment.I appreciate both.I remember him best from The Brady bunch , and also from Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. he had a recurriing role on that show also.I read in the article that he did play Archie Bunkers neighbor, on that show, and also that he did voice several cartoon characters, among them Magilla Gorilla , whom i remeber very well, i watched that cartoon very often as a child.Thanks for posting some of the other characters that he played and or voiced.Have a wonderful 2008 and beyond.Peace.

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