Frank Cady, Green Acres Star, Dies at 96

Celebrity News Jun. 11, 2012 AT 4:40PM
Frank Cady in The Man Who Understood Women, 1959 Frank Cady in The Man Who Understood Women, 1959 Credit: 20thCentFox/courtesy Everett Collection

Green Acres star Frank Cady died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore. He was 96.

Catherine Turk, Cady's daughter, confirmed his death to The Los Angeles Times. The cause of death wasn't released.

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Cady was best known for playing Sam Drucker, general store proprietor in Hooterville, on the classic sitcom Green Acres from 1965 to 1971. He also played the same character in Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies. In 1990, Cady took on the role again for the TV movie Return to Green Acres.

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The character actor also appeared in several films including Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. He also starred as Doc Williams on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

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Cady's wife, Shirley, passed away in 2008. The couple moved to Oregon in the 1990s and were the parents of two children -- daughter Catherine and son Steven.

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