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.