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Frank Cady (1915–2012)

Although Frank Cady's most famous role would be that of general-store owner Sam Drucker, one of the less nutty residents of Hooterville in both Green Acres (1965) and Petticoat Junction (1963), he had a history as a film, stage and television actor long before those shows. Cady also appeared on some radio programs including Gunsmoke. In the 1950s,... See full bio »


(age 96) in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

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Rear Window
Rear Window Man on Fire Escape
When Worlds Collide
When Worlds Collide Harold Ferris
Green Acres
Green Acres Sam Drucker / Ben Drucker
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
7 Faces of Dr. Lao Mayor James Sargent


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 1975 Hearts of the West
Pa Tater
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Pa Allan
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
 1967 The Gnome-Mobile
Charlie Pettibone (uncredited)
 1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Mayor James Sargent
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
John Milstead
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Willie Poole
 1957 The Tin Star
Abe Pickett (uncredited)
 1956 Three Violent People
Dr. Graham (uncredited)
 1956 The Bad Seed
Henry Daigle
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Trader Joe
 1955 Trial
Canford (uncredited)
 1954 Rear Window
Man on Fire Escape
 1953 Marry Me Again
Dr. Day
 1953 Half a Hero
Mr. Watts
 1952 The Sellout
Bennie Amboy
 1952 The Atomic City
F.B.I. Agent George Weinberg
 1951 Let's Make It Legal
 1951 When Worlds Collide
Harold Ferris
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Al Federber
 1951 Dear Brat
 1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
Gas Station Man (uncredited)
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Showbox Puppeteer (uncredited)
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Harry (uncredited)
 1950 Experiment Alcatraz
Max Henry
 1950 Emergency Wedding
Mr. Hoff (uncredited)
 1950 Three Husbands
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1950 Dial 1119
Fred Backett, Man on Street (uncredited)
 1950 Pretty Baby
Janitor (uncredited)
 1950 Convicted
Eddie (uncredited)
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear...
Baldy Plant Worker in Locker Room (uncredited)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Night Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride
Timid Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Geologist (uncredited)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 The Great Rupert
Mr. Taney - Tax Investigator
 1949 D.O.A.
Eddie - Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Mr. Wentworth (uncredited)
 1949 Prejudice
Pa Hanson (uncredited)
 1949 Abandoned
Nolan - City Editor (uncredited)
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Oculist (uncredited)
 1949 Special Agent
Motorist (uncredited)
 1949 Take One False Step
Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road
Tom Hill (uncredited)
 1949 The Sky Dragon
Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 The Crooked Way
Barnes - Undercover Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1949 City Across the River
Shirley's Partner (uncredited)
 1948 He Walked by Night
Pete Hammond (uncredited)
 1948 Bungalow 13
Gus Barton
 1948 The Vicious Circle
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 The Checkered Coat
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Prof. Edwards
 1947 Violence
Jepson - United Defenders Committee Member (uncredited)
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(1970s) TV commercials for Purina Dog Food. See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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What's the secret to playing Sam Drucker? I just play myself. Sam Drucker and I are old friends. I played him on Petticoat Junction (1963), Green Acres (1965) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and we were going strong until 1971, when Fred Silverman canceled every show with a tree in it.


Receiving his BA in speech and drama, Frank eventually returned to Stanford for graduate work. He met his future wife, actress Shirley Jones (not The Partridge Family (1970) star), while teaching acting at the university. See more »


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