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Actor Melton dies

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Nov 10, 2011 | 6:15am EST

The Golden Girls star passed away on 2 November (11) in Burbank, California, reports Variety.com.

Melton began his career in the 1940s, starring in movies including film noir classic Body and Soul and the musical On the Town.

He moved to TV roles in 1954, and racked up credits in shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rhoda, Major Dad, Dragnet, The Andy Griffith Show and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

His TV career picked up in the 1990s as he appeared on sitcoms Make Room for Daddy, Blossom, Green Acres and Golden Girls.

Melton also tried his hand at directing, stepping behind the camera for Bad Girls Don't Cry in 1965 as well as ...And Call Me in the Morning in 1999.

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