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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 »

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(age 96) in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA

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Known For

Rear Window
Rear Window Man on Fire Escape
(1954)
When Worlds Collide
When Worlds Collide Harold Ferris
(1951)
Green Acres
Green Acres Sam Drucker / Ben Drucker
(1965-1971)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
7 Faces of Dr. Lao Mayor James Sargent
(1964)

Filmography

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 1990 Return to Green Acres (TV Movie)
Sam Drucker
 1984 After MASH (TV Series)
Gus Bell
 1977-1978 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Sutter / Mr. Minney
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
 1976 Monster Squad (TV Series)
The Farmer
 1975 Hearts of the West
Pa Tater
 1974 These Are the Days (TV Series)
Homer (voice)
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Pa Allan
 1974 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Judge Bergstrom
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
Assayer
 1965-1971 Green Acres (TV Series)
Sam Drucker / Ben Drucker
 1963-1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Sam Drucker
 1968-1970 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Sam Drucker
 1967 The Gnome-Mobile
Charlie Pettibone (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Farley Upchurch / Luke
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Webb Norton
 1953-1964 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Doc Williams / Dr. Williams / Mr. Baxter / ...
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Pincus
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Drover
 1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Mayor James Sargent
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Mr. Burroughs
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
George
 1958-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Hiram - Shopkeeper / Fitch / George Barry
 1963 Swingin' Together (TV Movie)
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1961-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Ed Oliver / Cousin Edgar
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mr. Hardy
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Wayne
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Dr. Fred Ferguson
 1962 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Mr. Andrews, Attorney
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Larry Croft
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Teller
 1957-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
James Dorman / George Hanson
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Joe Widlock / Hiram Widlock
 1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Harry Crawford
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Harvey Gamson
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Storekeeper
 1960 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Lawyer
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Lester
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Doctor
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Bradshaw
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Harry Rickert
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Will - Town Drunk
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
John Milstead
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Jay Hollis
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Director
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Beverly Hills Hotel Clerk
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Bob Tail
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Willie Poole
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Hamelin
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Thaddeus Parker
 1957 The Tin Star
Abe Pickett (uncredited)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Usher
 1956 Three Violent People
Dr. Graham (uncredited)
 1956 The Bad Seed
Henry Daigle
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
John Stark
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Barney
 1956 December Bride (TV Series)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Peter Ball
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Trader Joe
 1955 Trial
Canford (uncredited)
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
 1954 Rear Window
Man on Fire Escape
 1953 Life with Luigi (TV Series)
 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
Ferguson
 1951 When Worlds Collide
Harold Ferris
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Al Federber
 1951 Dear Brat
Creavy
 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 Pal, Fugitive Dog (Short)
Doctor
 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
Skinner
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Prof. Edwards
 1947 Violence
Jepson - United Defenders Committee Member (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1970s) TV commercials for Purina Dog Food. See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

Just prior to serving in WWII, he became a radio announcer and landed a job at KGDM in Stockton California. Eventually he moved on to KYA and subsequently to KGO in San Francisco. See more »

Trademark:

Bald Head See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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