Frank Cady

Best known as the lovable storekeeper, Sam Drucker, on three popular sitcoms--"The Beverly Hillbillies", "Petticoat Junction", and "Green Acres"--Frank Cady was an icon of early American television. Drucker got his ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1915 in Susanville, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Sutters Bay 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Soup and Me 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winged Colt 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

These Are the Days 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Voice

Hearts of the West 1975 (Movie)

Pa Tater (Actor)

Zandy's Bride 1974 (Movie)

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Green Acres 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

$1,000,000 Duck 1970 (Movie)

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Petticoat Junction 1963 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 1952 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1963 (Movie)

Mayor James Sergeant (Actor)

The Andy Griffith Show 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Girl Most Likely 1958 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

Missouri Traveler 1958 (Movie)

Willie Poole--Principal (Actor)

The Man Who Understood Women 1958 (Movie)

Milstead (Actor)

The Tin Star 1957 (Movie)

Abe Pickett (Actor)

The Bad Seed 1956 (Movie)

Mr Daigle (Actor)

The Indian Fighter 1955 (Movie)

Trader Joe (Actor)

Trial 1955 (Movie)

Canford (Actor)

Rear Window 1954 (Movie)

Fire Escape Man (Actor)

Let's Make It Legal 1951 (Movie)

Ferguson (Actor)

The Big Carnival 1951 (Movie)

Mr Federber (Actor)

When Worlds Collide 1951 (Movie)

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Abandoned 1949 (Movie)

City Editor (Actor)

City Across the River (Movie)

Shirley's partner (Actor)

Convicted (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Father of the Bride (Movie)

Timid Guest (Actor)

Half a Hero (Movie)

Mr. Watts (Actor)

Return to Green Acres (TV Show)

Actor

Sarge Goes to College (Movie)

Professor Edwards (Actor)

The Atomic City (Movie)

Weinberg (Actor)

The Great Rupert (Movie)

Tax Investigator (Actor)

The Sellout (Movie)

Bennie Amboy (Actor)

Three Husbands (Movie)

Elevator Operator (Actor)

Violence (Movie)

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Biography

Best known as the lovable storekeeper, Sam Drucker, on three popular sitcoms--"The Beverly Hillbillies", "Petticoat Junction", and "Green Acres"--Frank Cady was an icon of early American television. Drucker got his taste for comedy while working on the campus humor magazine at Stanford University, where he graduated with a BA in speech and drama. After serving in the Air Force during World War II, Cady pursued acting. He earned small film roles easily, and appeared in such films as the original "Father of the Bride" with Spencer Tracy, the horror classic "The Bad Seed", and the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Rear Window". By the '60s, Cady was working regularly in television, accruing numerous guest roles, and even earned a recurring role as Doc Williams on the popular sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet". Then came the simultaneous series "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Petticoat Junction", and "Green Acres", which allowed Cady to play Drucker from 1963, the start of "Petticoat Junction", to 1971, the end of "Green Acres". Following this heyday, Cady appeared on TV less and less, making his final screen appearance in the 1990 TV movie "Return to Green Acres". After a quiet retirement in Oregon, he died in 2012.

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