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

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A Humble Man

Despite his enduring place in White House history, "he liked to think of himself as just a humble butler," said Allen's son, Charles, in the Washington Post in 2010. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)