Get to Know Eugene Allen, the Inspiration Behind "The Butler"

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Always at Service

Committed to his role, he was invited to the funeral of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, but declined. "Somebody had to be at the White House to serve everyone after they came from the funeral," Allen told the Washington Post in 2010. (Photo: Keystone/Getty Images)