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

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A Memorable Life

Allen passed away from kidney failure on March 31, 2010, in Washington. He was 90. Allen is survived by his son and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Photo: Douglas Grundy/Three Lions/Getty Images)