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For old guys like me who remember Ichabod Mudd…

…the actor who played Captain Midnight‘s sidekick, Sid Melton, has died at age 94.

One of the many second tier actors on Broadway, in films and on early TV, Melton’s face was immediately recognizeable from his regular roles in the television shows “Make Room for Daddy” and “Green Acres,” and for his unflagging reliability as the comic relief in many science-fiction and noir films of the 1950s.

His career ranged from 1939 to the early 1990s with a role on The Golden Girls.