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Frank Cady
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Frank Cady
Born: September 8, 1915
Died: June 8, 2012
American actor best remembered for his role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in the "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction" television series, which both ran at the same time in the 1960s.


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American actor best known for his role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in the Green Acres and Petticoat Junction television series, which both ran at the same time in the 1960s. He also made guest appearances in The Beverly Hillbillies, also as Sam Drucker.

Frank also has the honor of being the only actor to play a recurring character on three TV sitcoms at the same time, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, and Petticoat Junction, from 1968 to 1969. (George Lindsey played Goober Pyle in three successive series: The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry RFD, and Hee Haw, as did Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo in The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace, and Empty Nest).

He also is one of only three co-stars of Petticoat Junction who stayed with the series for its entire seven-year run along with Edgar Buchanan and Linda Henning.

He also played Doc Williams in Ozzie and Harriet, as well as numerous supporting parts in movies, and has also appeared in television commercials for (among other products) Shasta Grape Soda. One significant film role was in George Páls 1951 film When Worlds Collide. There he was the assistant to the John Hoyt character who pushes his wheelchair. He also had a prominent role in Billy Wilders film Ace in the Hole, also known as The Big Carnival. Cady had a small role (with no dialogue, and seen mostly in long shot) in one of Alfred Hitchcocks most prestigious films, Rear Window. He can also be seen in the 1950 film Father of the Bride, requesting a martini from Spencer Tracy during the engagement party.

Frank attended Stanford University, where he was involved with the campus humor magazine, the Stanford Chaparral.

He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He has been married to his wife, Shirley, since 1940 and they have two children.

In 2005, he attended Eddie Alberts funeral along with Green Acress co-stars Sid Melton and Mary Grace Canfield.

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