Frank Cady Dies at 96

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Frank Cady, a career character actor best known as the general store owner on the famous sitcom Green Acres, has died. He was 96 years old.

Cady's daughter, Catherine Turk, reportedly told the Los Angeles Times that her father passed away Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore.

A cause of death has not been released at this time.

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Cady played Sam Drucker, one of the less loony denizens of fictional Hooterville in Green Acres, for the show's entire run, from 1965-1971.

The show, centered about a Manhattan couple who left the big city to live in a rundown farm, became one of the staples of early television.

Cady also played the same character in Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies and played Doc Williams on Ozzie and Harriet.

He and his wife, Shirley, retired to Oregon in the 1990s. She died in 2008.


Sad to lose another one of the great character actors of our time. Thanks to old shows coming back to TV we have been able to re-live those unforgettable shows and actors who made us laugh and enjoy watching good clean humor. Thank you Frank Cady for Sam Drucker, Doc Williams and all the characters you brought into our homes through the years for us to come to know and love!


What a great character. Remember him well in Ozzie & Harriet and his charming character, Doc. Watch those once in a while and he always brought a smile to mey face. RIP, Doc.