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

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Presidential Perks

Over the years, his role had evolved from butler to confidant and friend for many presidents in office. His experiences include having golfed with President Gerald Ford, riding aboard Air Force One, and being invited by Nancy Reagan to a state dinner for West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)