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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:04 AM

'Green Acres' actor Frank Cady dies at 96

Source: LA Times

By Claire Noland

June 10, 2012, 1:22 p.m.
Frank Cady, 96, a character actor who played Hooterville general-store proprietor Sam Drucker on the TV sitcoms “Green Acres” and “Petticoat Junction,” died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., said his daughter, Catherine Turk. No specific cause was given.

Like Mr. Haney, Eb Dawson, Hank Kimball and Arnold the Pig, Cady’s Sam Drucker was a supporting cast member on “Green Acres” to lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas and his socialite wife, Lisa, played by Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, who had ditched the high life in New York City for the charms of a farm in Hooterville.

Cady played Drucker for the entire run of “Green Acres” on CBS, from 1965 to 1971, when it was canceled. The show continued to air for years in syndication. He also portrayed Drucker on “Petticoat Junction” and “The Beverly Hillbillies,” programs that shared some secondary characters. He reprised the role for the 1990 TV movie “Return to Green Acres.”
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Read more: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-green-acres-frank-cady-dead-20120610,0,5690819.story



Wow! I didn't know he was still alive!

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Reply 'Green Acres' actor Frank Cady dies at 96 (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Jun 2012 OP
no_hypocrisy Jun 2012 #1
rateyes Jun 2012 #2
drm604 Jun 2012 #3
Ishoutandscream2 Jun 2012 #4
KansDem Jun 2012 #13
Bluenorthwest Jun 2012 #5
tabasco Jun 2012 #30
wendylaroux Jun 2012 #6
ChazII Jun 2012 #15
yurbud Jun 2012 #21
ChazII Jun 2012 #26
yurbud Jun 2012 #27
hamsterjill Jun 2012 #7
drm604 Jun 2012 #8
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2012 #9
lastlib Jun 2012 #10
David__77 Jun 2012 #11
PlanetBev Jun 2012 #12
Ferretherder Jun 2012 #22
Vidar Jun 2012 #14
twogunsid Jun 2012 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2012 #17
Towlie Jun 2012 #18
wendylaroux Jun 2012 #20
Festivito Jun 2012 #19
revolution breeze Jun 2012 #23
MightyOkie Jun 2012 #24
Kingofalldems Jun 2012 #25
Mean Gene Jun 2012 #28
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #29

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:15 AM

1. To me, character actors like Frank Cady are far more interesting than "stars".

Next time you watch a Frank Capra movie, Green Acres, Beverly Hillbillies, etc., look at the supporting players. They are incredibly talented.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:16 AM

2. rip, Frank.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:17 AM

3. I also didn't know he was still alive.

RIP Mr. Cady. You brought us much laughter.

Green Acres is one of the goofy sixties sitcoms that has actually held up over the years and is still entertaining. I loved it as a kid, and I still enjoy the reruns when they're available.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:17 AM

4. I believe of the original cast

There are only two left - Tom Lester who played Eb, and the actress who played Ralph Monroe (I can't recall her name).

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:01 PM

13. Mary Grace Canfield

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:21 AM

5. He was in many things. Rear Window.

When Worlds Collide. Every TV show of the 50's and 60's as well....RIP Frank.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:13 PM

30. He really was.

A fine actor, in everything in which I saw him.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:26 AM

6. RIP Mr. Drucker

All of my childhood tv friends are passing away. I want this to stop now. This getting older sucks.

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:57 PM

15. You are not alone.

They were my childhood tv friends as well. Sam Drucker was a kind soul just the kind of person you'd want for a neighbor if he has been a real person instead of a tv character. Mr. Cady, rest in peace.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:53 PM

21. he played Mr. Drucker on Petticoat Junction too

a much gentler comedy than Green Acres.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:29 PM

26. I preferred Petticoat Junction

to Green Acres but I was in the primary grades at the time. The jokes in Green Acres probably went over my head.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:33 AM

27. Petticoat Junction had more of the Brady Bunch/Andy Griffith feel

It felt like a safe place.

Green Acres wasn't so much sophisticated as Deliverance with a laugh track.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:35 AM

7. Thanks for the entertainment, Sam

RIP. My sympathies to your family and friends on the loss of a great talent.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:43 AM

8. Hulu has free episodes of Green Acres available.

http://www.hulu.com/search?query=green+acres&st=0
It looks like they may have the entire series.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:45 AM

9. Sheesh, he was only about 50 when he did that part?

He always seemed about as old as Edgar Buchannon.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:47 AM

10. So long, Sam...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:50 AM

11. I went through a Green Acres craze recently, and was surprised he was still alive...

He did a great character portrayal on that show. I wish they made TV like that still...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:01 PM

12. He was also my parent's Real Estate agent

Sold my parents their home in Encino, CA in 1961. Actors sold homes on the side during their down times. I was 11 years old at the time and remember him well.

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Response to PlanetBev (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:06 PM

22. That's cool....him selling your parents that house and all.

Thanks for the laughs, Mr. Cady.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:49 PM

14. RIP Mr. Cady.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:57 PM

16. " Oh, raise a glass to Clarkwell...."

"...in rain and sleet and hail.
Raise your glass for Clarkwell,
where you'll study through the mail."

Best TV show. Ever.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:14 PM

17. I have often used Green Acres to illustrate our current political problem

There was a time when Republicans would have picked Mr. Douglas as a candidate and Democrats would have recruited Sam Drucker but since the DLC came along and Newt came out with his "Word List" both the Democrats and Republicans would try to recruit Mr. Haney.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:29 PM

18. In other news, the actress who played Lisa Douglas went on to found the Huffington Post.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:30 PM

20. LOL!

This has been a Filmways presentation dawling.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 02:13 PM

19. Sam Drucker was also postmaster for Hooterville.


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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:00 PM

23. RIP Sam Drucker n/t

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:02 PM

24. Honest Truth

 

About three weeks ago I was looking up this guy to see if he was still living. Loved Green Acres as a child.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:04 PM

25. He played Ozzie and Harriet's neighbor 'Doc'

for the last few years of the show. Must have had two jobs during that time.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

28. RIP Sam. Gonna miss your talent.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 05:58 PM

29. RIP my friend. n/t

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