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Sam the Butcher to the Deep Freeze

1/19/2008 12:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Actor Allan Melvin, best known to "Brady Bunch" fans as Sam the Butcher, boyfriend of Alice -- has gone to the big meat market in the sky.

Melvin died in Los Angeles on Thursday at age 84. He starred in old school hits like "The Phil Silvers Show" and "All in the Family" -- but will best be remembered as Ann B. Davis' meat makin' hottie.

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wasted days and wasted nights    

Please, TMZ, that headline is reprehensible.

2439 days ago
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Ben's getting taken to the cleaners    

Damn Sam! Why'd you's have to go off and die!

2439 days ago
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SOS    

FIRST REGARDLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2439 days ago
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Mimi    

RIP Cpl. Henshaw.

2439 days ago
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SOS    

ALWAYS FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2439 days ago
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Kelli    

Not Barney from "All In The Family!" Loved him! :( RIP!

2439 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

Alice, where would me to drop this huge load of meat?

2439 days ago
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Robin    

The Brady's got the hook up when Alice was dating Sam. With a family as big as theres free meat was always welcom. RIP Melvin. You will live on forever in reruns.

2439 days ago
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Poetical    

I guess he can hang with Mr. Brady now. RIP

2439 days ago
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Anon    

The headline is uncalled for.....the man has family...show a little compassion....RIP

2439 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

''like me' to drop! shoot.

2439 days ago
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SOS    

KING KONG LA BEEFA KING KONG LA BEEFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

2439 days ago
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Kelli    

Am I wrong or did he play the Lion and Uncle In "The Wizard of Oz."?

2439 days ago
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Mariah    

I just read an obviously much classier synopsis of the man's life. And he had a tremendous career. Granted I'm of the generation that only knew him from Brady Bunch re-runs. Sounded like a great person. And married to the same woman for 64 years. Take note, young Hollywood, actually young people altogether. That is what you call commitment. They didn't pull a Halle Berry and buy each other what is essentially "friends with benefits" rings. They actually married and worked hard at it. Novel idea.

2439 days ago
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Mariah    

Kelli: He looks similar to that actor form Wizard but that was actually Bert Lahr.

2439 days ago
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