Eugene Allen

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Eugene Allen (July 14, 1919 – March 31, 2010)[1] worked for the White House for 34 years until he retired as the head butler in 1986. He started in the White House in 1952 as a "pantry man" and over the years rose in his position until finally attaining the most prestigious rank of butlers serving in the White House, Maître d'.[2]

He died March 31, 2010 of renal failure at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.[3]

Columbia Pictures purchased the rights to make a movie of Allen's life. The film, The Butler, will be released in 2013.[4]


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