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‘Green Acres’ Actor Dies At 96

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Cady, a character actor best known as the general-store owner on the sitcom “Green Acres,” has died. He was 96.

Cady’s daughter Catherine Turk tells the Los Angeles Times that her father died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore. A cause of death wasn’t released.

Cady played Sam Drucker, one of the less loony denizens of Hooterville in “Green Acres.” The show, about a Manhattan couple who left the big city to live in a rundown farm, ran on CBS from 1965 to 1971. Cady also played the same character in “Petticoat Junction” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

He also had a recurring role as Doc Williams on “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”

While Cady was often cast as the genial, small-town hayseed clerk from Midwest America, Cady was actually a native of Susanville, California.

His non sitcom credits include “Rear Window,” “He Walked By Night,” and “Flamingo Road.”

He and his wife, Shirley, married in 1940 and were a couple until her death in 2008.

In addition to daughter Catherine, the couple also had a son named Steve.

Cady would have been 97 in September.

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