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Frank Cady
Frank Cady
Born (1915-09-08) September 8, 1915 (age 101)
Where Susanville, California,
United States
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Gender Male
Years Active 1947–90
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Spouse Shirley Jones (1940-2008) (her death) 2 children
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Occupation Actor
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Frank Cady (born September 8, 1915) is an American actor best known for his recurring and popular role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in three US television series during the 1960s: Petticoat Junction, Green Acres and The Beverly Hillbillies.

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BiographyEdit

CareerEdit

Born in Susanville, California, Cady 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.

Cady began acting in 1947. In 1950, he had an uncredited speaking role in the classic film noir drama D.O.A. (as Sam the bartender in Banning, California) and another uncredited role in Father of the Bride, requesting mint juleps from Spencer Tracy during the engagement party. He also had a small part in the 1950 noir classic The Asphalt Jungle playing a witness who refused to identify a robbery suspect. He appeared in George Pal's 1951 film When Worlds Collide (as the assistant to John Hoyt's character). Cady had a prominent role in Billy Wilder's film Ace in the Hole (also known as The Big Carnival). He had a small non-speaking role, seen mostly in long shot, in one of Alfred Hitchcock's most prestigious films, Rear Window, portraying the husband of the woman who owns a dog, which is raised and lowered to their apartment window in a basket. Cady and Rand Harper, who played the newlywed, are the only surviving cast members from the film. Cady also played the husband of Eileen Heckart's character in The Bad Seed. Cady also appeared on some radio programs, including the Gunsmoke episode 140 "Outlaw Robin Hood" on January 8, 1955.[1]

In the 1950s, Cady played Doc Williams in |Ozzie and Harriet, along with numerous supporting parts in movies and also appeared in television commercials for (among other products) Shasta Grape Soda. Cady has been most prolific in television and was 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. He also was 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, appearing in 170 of the show's 222 episodes.

Personal lifeEdit

Cady married his wife, Shirley, in 1940. She died on August 22, 2008, at age 91.[2]

Cady now resides in Wilsonville, Oregon, and has two children; daughter, Catherine Turk; son, Steven; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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