The Butcher Shop is Closed

Allan Melvin, best known for playing Sam the Butcher on “The Brady Bunch” is dead. He was 84.

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Melvin died of cancer Thursday at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, said Amalia Melvin, his wife of 64 years.

The jowly, jovial Melvin spent decades playing a series of sidekicks, second bananas and lovable lugs, including Archie Bunker’s friend Barney Hefner on “All in the Family,” and Sgt. Bilko’s right-hand man Cpl. Henshaw on the “Phil Silvers Show.”

RIP.

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Brady Bunch, Sam the Butcher, Allan Melvin

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