Saturday, January 19, 2008

ALLAN MELVIN - 1922-2008

I just learned that character actor ALLAN MELVIN passed away on Thursday, January 17th of cancer. MELVIN was the voice of Hanna-Barbera's MAGILLA GORILLA, DROOPER of THE BANANA SPLITS and SGT. SNORKEL in the King Features BEETLE BAILEY cartoons. The actor was also known as SAM the Butcher on THE BRADY BUNCH. ALLAN MELVIN starred on SGT. BILKO with Phil Silvers and appeared on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW and ALL IN THE FAMILY. Another great TV icon is gone.


Mr. Karswell said...

RIP Sam!

rodineisilveira said...

Vaya con Dios, Magilla!