Based on a recent report published by the Los Angeles Times, Green Acres’ star, Frank Cady died at 96 years old. The demise occurred on June the 8th at the actor’s residence in Wilsonville, Oregon.
The news that Frank Cady passed away was communicated by his daughter, Catherine Turk who agreed to speak about her father during an interview for the Los Angeles Times. She did not wish to reveal too much information about the actor’s death except for the fact that he was in his home in Wilsonville, Oregon at the time when the demise occured.
Cady became famous thanks to his role in the sitcom “Green Acres” which aired from 1965 to 1971. He embodied the character Sam Drucker, a general store proprietor in Hooterville. His interpretation was so accurate that he played the same part in the series “Petticoat Junction” and “The Beverly Hillbillies” in the years that followed. When producers decided to revive the 70s show, Cady was among the first actors who was asked to take up a part in the sitcom “Return to Green Acres”.
Cady didn’t feature only in television series; he was also hired to feature in movies, such as, “Rear Window” produced by Alfred Hitchcock. His interpretation of Doc Williams in the movie “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” was highly appreciated by the film critics of the respective period.
As for his personal life, Frank Cady was born on September the 8th, 1915 in Lassen County town of Susanville. He took up drama lessons at the Stanford University and went to serve the country during War World II. At the beginning of his career, Cady worked as a radio broadcaster because he was unable to find acting jobs. Eventually, he was selected for some auditions and his acting career started.
In 1990, he moved with his wife, Shirley in Oregon. They became parents to two children, Catherine and Steven. Shirley passed away in 2008, so the actor is only survived by his children and grandchildren.