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'Green Acres' actor Frank Cady dies at 96
L.A. Times ^ | 6/10/12 | Claire Noland

Posted on 06/10/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by Borges

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.

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1 posted on 06/10/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Funny guy. RIP, Mr. Cady.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Borges

Also served in the Air Force during WW2.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 5:12:15 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Borges

A far more innocent time for sure...


4 posted on 06/10/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Borges

RIP Mr. Drucker. Green Acres had a lot of underlying deep humor beneath the hijinks.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 5:13:01 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Borges

Heck of a run!

Thanks Mr. Cady — prayers for the family.


6 posted on 06/10/2012 5:13:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I liked that show. There is something to be said for a career where you just bring people some laughs and a lighter heart. RIP


7 posted on 06/10/2012 5:13:19 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Borges

Uncle Joe and Sam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFwpE30wuVo


8 posted on 06/10/2012 5:14:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Borges

I am guessing that Eb is the only one still living but I actually have no idea.


9 posted on 06/10/2012 5:17:51 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Lizavetta
His co star and star of the show Eddie Albert was a certifiable war hero. Here is what is says on wiki. Pretty jaw dropping.

Prior to World War II, and before his film career, Albert had toured Mexico as a clown and high-wire artist with the Escalante Brothers Circus, but secretly worked for U.S. Army intelligence, photographing German U-boats in Mexican harbors.[4] On September 9, 1942, Albert enlisted in the United States Navy and was discharged in 1943 to accept an appointment as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions during the invasion of Tarawa in November 1943, when, as the pilot of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft, he rescued 47 Marines who were stranded offshore (and supervised the rescue of 30 others), while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire.[5]

10 posted on 06/10/2012 5:18:35 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Borges

R.I.P, “Mr Drucker” . Just thought of him on Richard Dawson passing. We still have William Schallert 7/6/19 22


11 posted on 06/10/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Borges
From the "Green Acres Virtual Museum", a few years ago (you can sorta hear Frank's voice in your head as you read his words)...


12 posted on 06/10/2012 5:21:05 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Lizavetta
His co star and star of the show Eddie Albert was a certifiable war hero. Here is what is says on wiki. Pretty jaw dropping.

Prior to World War II, and before his film career, Albert had toured Mexico as a clown and high-wire artist with the Escalante Brothers Circus, but secretly worked for U.S. Army intelligence, photographing German U-boats in Mexican harbors.[4] On September 9, 1942, Albert enlisted in the United States Navy and was discharged in 1943 to accept an appointment as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions during the invasion of Tarawa in November 1943, when, as the pilot of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft, he rescued 47 Marines who were stranded offshore (and supervised the rescue of 30 others), while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire.[5]

13 posted on 06/10/2012 5:22:20 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Borges

Rest in peace, Frank Cady! Thanks for all the fun you brought Green Acres and Petticoat Junction!

1971 saw the “rural purge” at CBS, when shows like Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and The Beverly Hillbillies met their end. In the words of Pat Buttram (Green Acres “Mr. Haney), it was the year “CBS canceled everything with a tree — including Lassie.”


14 posted on 06/10/2012 5:22:34 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: yarddog
I am guessing that Eb is the only one still living but I actually have no idea.

Yes, I believe you are correct - unfortunately. Well, as far as Green Acres is concerned, anyway. There may be a few of the Petticoat Junction cast still alive.

15 posted on 06/10/2012 5:26:38 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Borges
"Darling, I love you but give me Park Avenue!"

One of my favorites as a child. Loved it when they caused the NYC & Northeast blackout.

16 posted on 06/10/2012 5:27:17 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Borges

RIP Mr. Drucker. My friend and I both liked you so much, because you seemed quite smart and sensible amoung all those silly characters.


17 posted on 06/10/2012 5:28:05 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Gay State Conservative
Sam Drucker was embarrassed to say the word 'chartreuse' in mixed company, lol!

18 posted on 06/10/2012 5:29:08 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: catfish1957

Just wow.


19 posted on 06/10/2012 5:30:57 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Borges

Always enjoyed him on Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and the occasional cross-over to Beverly Hillbillies.

Those shows were funny without relying on sexual inuendos or filthy language to get a laugh.


20 posted on 06/10/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Borges

Just the other night saw him in an episode of Hawaiian Eye ( via DVD ) . Have Seasons 1 and 2 of Green Acres , too . 96 - wow ! R.I.P. Sam !


21 posted on 06/10/2012 5:33:07 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Borges
Had no idea he was still around.

RIP Mr. Cady. I believe you were one of the good guys.

22 posted on 06/10/2012 5:35:46 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: catfish1957

Eddie was a true war hero and a Minneapolis native before Minneapolis was the Berkeley of the midwest.


23 posted on 06/10/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: jocon307

That was the show’s whole idea, that everyone was crazy except Mr. Douglas. Of course Sam Drucker was the exception as he was also normal.


24 posted on 06/10/2012 5:40:13 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Borges

He was also a semi-regular on “Ozzie and Harriet.”

I don’t know how far back he goes in films, but the earliest I recall seeing him is in a nifty little spy/crime thriller called “The Atomic City” (1952), which starred Gene Barry as a nuclear scientist whose son is kidnapped and ransomed for the atomic bomb formula. Cady had a small role, and already looked kinda old back then!


25 posted on 06/10/2012 5:40:49 PM PDT by greene66
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To: yarddog

Ralph Monroe(Mary Grace Canfield) is also still alive. Alf (Sid Melton)just died a few months ago.


26 posted on 06/10/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT by LexRex in TN ("A republic, if you can keep it.......")
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To: SMGFan

I did not know who William Schallert was until I looked him up.

As soon as I saw his face, I immediately knew who he was. Probably in more TV shows than any other actor.

Frank Cady was also in a lot.


27 posted on 06/10/2012 5:43:09 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: mplsconservative

In another TV show in which Eddie Albert starred along with Robert Wagner.

In one episode he sings “Lile Marlene”, I am unsure of exact spelling but boy he could sing.


28 posted on 06/10/2012 5:47:19 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

I mentioned him as he is not one of the huge Tv / movie stars still alive such as Ernest Borgnine. I liked him while watching the repeats of Patty Duke Show & in Get smart.


29 posted on 06/10/2012 5:49:16 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Borges

Great character face and a good actor. I enjoyed Green Acres, especially Mr. Haney.


30 posted on 06/10/2012 5:50:53 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: BradyLS

Wasn’t the “rural purge” Fred Silverman’s doing?


31 posted on 06/10/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: yarddog

“That was the show’s whole idea, that everyone was crazy except Mr. Douglas. Of course Sam Drucker was the exception as he was also normal.”

Well, Sam acted normal, but he wasn’t quite normal in that he (and also Lisa) accepted all of the weird characters as being normal. So really Oliver was the only normal person.

Such a strange show. I was the only one in my family that appreciated it.


32 posted on 06/10/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: yarddog

You made me look it up. LOL It was called Switch and ran from 1975 to 1978. He did have a wonderful voice.


33 posted on 06/10/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Borges
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.

Obviously he was living life hard and partying. Just dropped dead at 96, what else could be the cause?

34 posted on 06/10/2012 5:56:46 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Borges

Loved his character. RIP.


35 posted on 06/10/2012 5:57:14 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Borges

Petticoat Junction is on every day. I’m old and really enjoy the “clean programs”.


36 posted on 06/10/2012 5:57:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: yarddog
I did not know who William Schallert was until I looked him up.

Same here. As soon as I saw his picture I said, "Oh, Patty Duke's father!"

37 posted on 06/10/2012 6:03:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mplsconservative

Yes he did have a great voice.

If I remember right he sang “Lili Marlene” with no music and it is normally sung by a girl. He started very slow then increased the tempo.


38 posted on 06/10/2012 6:03:28 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Texas56

Yep, it was a different time back then. TV shows and movies were not so in your face about innuendo and language.

Can you imagine if they made “Gilligan’s Island” today? Oh my gosh, the entire situation would be “sexually charged” shall we say.

And who would be the obligatory “gay” character on Gilligan’s Island????


39 posted on 06/10/2012 6:04:02 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Borges

I remember the three sisters that worked at the hotel next to the train station. The show always opened with them bathing in the water tower. Oh yeah.


40 posted on 06/10/2012 6:09:52 PM PDT by UglyinLA
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You know what?

Gilligan’s Island was sexually charged but only in my mind. Not a thing in the show to make me thing that way but I remember daydreaming about being ship wrecked with Mary Ann.


41 posted on 06/10/2012 6:12:10 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Borges

Wow. Didn’t know he was still living. Great character actor


42 posted on 06/10/2012 6:13:49 PM PDT by Figment
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To: M1903A1
Yes, Silverman started the purge, citing “research” that showed advertisers preferred to purchase time on more “socially relevant” shows, or those that appealed to younger audiences. To be honest, some of those shows were running out of steam. Petticoat Junction, for example, never quite recovered after Bea Benadaret died. Some were still pretty popular, however, like Mayberry R.F.D., which was the follow-on to Andy Griffith.
43 posted on 06/10/2012 6:17:46 PM PDT by chimera
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To: UglyinLA
I remember the three sisters that worked at the hotel next to the train station. The show always opened with them bathing in the water tower. Oh yeah.

Lots of curves, you bet.
Even more when you get
to the Junction.

44 posted on 06/10/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Borges

He was a great actor. He also sang well.


45 posted on 06/10/2012 6:20:59 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Sacajaweau

I like watching the older shows too. Especially westerns. They make me actually feel like a human being. And a proud American. When I watch modern television programming, I feel an overwhelming need to take a shower, as if some putrid, noxious film has enveloped my mind and body.


46 posted on 06/10/2012 6:28:58 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Charles Martel

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L O L !
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47 posted on 06/10/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Borges

“Oh, raise a glass for Clarkwell,
In sleet and snow and hail.
Oh, raise a glass (sniff, sniff) for Clarkwell,
Your diploma’s in the mail.”

RIP Frank Cady.


48 posted on 06/10/2012 6:39:33 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

#48


49 posted on 06/10/2012 6:40:48 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SharpRightTurn

Mr. Haney cracked me up - - a voice that went with his slick sales routine


50 posted on 06/10/2012 6:40:48 PM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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