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Sam Drucker, who kept the people of Hooterville in groceries for many years, is dead.

Or, to put it another way, Frank Cady, the character actor who played Drucker on both "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres" - and occasionally on "The Beverly Hillbillies" - has passed away at age 96.

Cady - who also had roles in "Rear Window" and "Ace in the Hole" to his credit - was part of a kind of repertory group of idiosyncratic character actors who had roles in situation comedies created by producer Paul Henning that were hit shows for many years on CBS.
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