EXPIRED: 11/02/11 – Sid Melton, 94, was an American actor best known as 1/2 of a pair of incompetent brother carpenters on the surreal 60s sitcom, Green Acres. He played Alf Monroe, but his bother, Ralph, was actually his sister, but no-one noticed. Or cared.
It was bizarre.
Melton was a Brooklynite who, during WW2, would entertain American soldiers with jokes and songs and skits. After the war he got roles in movies like On the Town, The Geisha Boy, The Tunnel of Love, Lost Continent and Radar Secret Service, which earned him the nickname “Monkey Boy” by the host of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Melton also guested in The Golden Girls, Superman, I Dream of Jeannie, The Dick van Dyke Show and Make Room for Daddy.