Sunday, January 20, 2008

R.I.P. Allan Melvin

The name may not ring a bell... but the résumé surely should:
  • The Phil Silvers Show
  • Route 66
  • Beetle Bailey
  • Dr. Kildare
  • McHale’s Navy
  • The Danny Thomas Show
  • Magilla Gorilla
  • Secret Squirrel
  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
  • My Favorite Martian
  • The Flintstones
  • Perry Mason
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • Lost in Space
  • The Banana Splits
  • Green Acres
  • The Brady Bunch (Sam the Butcher)
  • Scooby Doo
  • Archie Bunker’s Place

The list goes on and on...

According to Reuters, the veteran television actor and St. Louis native succumbed to cancer on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Here is a classic TV commercial that shows how talented Melvin was. He could even act in his sleep!

1 comment:

Dave said...

i grew up on andy and gomer pyle. when i hear about these death im kinda shocked they are still alive. they lived a pretty long and successful life.

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