Starred as Dr. Joe Gannon in the TV series “Medical Center”
By Claire Noland / Los Angeles Times Monday, June 11, 2012 – Added 3 hours ago
Cady played Drucker for the entire run of “Green Acres” on CBS, from 1965 to 1971, when it was canceled. The show continued to air for years in syndication. He also portrayed Drucker on “Petticoat Junction” and “The Beverly Hillbillies,” programs that shared some secondary characters. He reprised the role for the 1990 TV movie “Return to Green Acres.”
He was born Sept. 8, 1915, in the Lassen County, Calif., town of Susanville and studied drama at Stanford University. After serving in the military during World War II, he worked as a radio broadcaster before landing acting jobs.
Cady and his wife, Shirley, moved to Oregon in the 1990s. She died in 2008.
Reflecting on his TV career, Cady told the Portland Oregonian in 1995, “You get typecast. I’m remembered for those shows and not for some pretty good acting jobs I did other times. I suppose I ought to be grateful for that. Because otherwise I wouldn’t be remembered at all. I’ve got to be one of the luckiest guys in the world.”