Frank Cady

Frank Cady

Highest Rated: 99% Rear Window (1954)

Lowest Rated: 63% The Bad Seed (1956)

Birthday: Sep 08, 1915

Birthplace: Susanville, California, USA

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Green Acres Sam Drucker (Character) - 1990
88% 43% Hearts of the West Pa Tater (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 58% Zandy's Bride Pa Allan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 58% The Gnome-Mobile Charlie Pettibone (uncredited) (Character) - 1967
83% 78% 7 Faces of Dr. Lao Mayor James Sargent (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 20% The Missouri Traveler Willie Poole (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 0% The Girl Most Likely Pop (Character) - 1957
63% 83% The Bad Seed Mr. Daigle (Character) - 1956
99% 95% Rear Window Man on Fire Escape (Character) $1.6M 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Hero Mr. Watts (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 67% Atomic City FBI Agent George Weinberg (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 20% The Sellout Bennie Amboy (Character) - 1951
92% 92% Ace in the Hole Mr. Federber (Character) - 1951
78% 63% When Worlds Collide Harold Ferris (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 38% Let's Make It Legal Ferguson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 71% Three Husbands Elevator Operator (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Experiment Alcatraz Max Henry (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 18% Perfect Strangers Geologist (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Across the River Shirley's Partner (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Sam Drucker (Character) 1965-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Sam Drucker (Character) 1963-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Luke (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Webb Norton (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Mr. Andrews (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Joe / Hiram Widlock (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Bob-Tail (Guest Star) 1958

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