The Magilla Gorilla Show

1989, TV Show


Allan Melvin (Brady Bunch's Sam) Dead at 84

Allan Melvin, a popular character actor best recognized for his roles on The Phil Silvers Show (as Cpl. Henshaw), All in the Family (Archie's bud Barney) and The Brady Bunch (Sam the butcher), on Thursday died of cancer, reports the Los Angeles Times. He was 84.Melvin's 50-plus year career also included guest appearances on such TV shows as The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Gomer Pyle: U.S.M.C.; voicing Magilla Gorilla and Popeye's Bluto; and playing "Al the Plumber" in 15 years' worth of Liquid-Plumr commercials.Melvin is survived by his wife of 64 years, Amalia; a daughter, Jennifer Hanson; and a grandson. read more

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Premiered: April 03, 1989, on USA
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Premise: A Hanna-Barbera favorite that chronicled the misadventures of an amiable simian and his buddies, including Ricochet Rabbit, Punkin Puss and Mushmouse.


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