Melvin was also a familiar voice in television animation and kiddie shows, heard as Drooper on the Banana Splits, and most famously, as Magilla Gorilla in countless Hanna-Barbera" shows. I always liked picking his voice out in cartoons, along with Daws Butler and the other H-B regulars.
I didn't even know Melvin was still alive, but, well, now he isn't. The TV Land channel should devote a night to the guy, they've showed many of the series he was a regular character on and can easily put an evening together in memory. Then again, TV Land went into deep suckitude years ago, do they still do tribute nights for the deceased? I stopped watching when they started showing 70's stuff and abandoned any old black and white show that wasn't licensed on a lunchbox.
Anyway, yeah, give it up for Allan Melvin. He was a-okay.