John Candy


John Candy Brief Biography

John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 - March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, Home Alone, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

While filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a heart attack in Durango, Mexico, on March 4, 1994, aged 43. His final two films, Wagons East! and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory.

John Candy News

• The Almanac for October 31, Halloween
• The Almanac for Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2018
• Martin Scorsese directing 'SCTV' special with Rick Moranis and Eugene Levy
• Happy Halloween! The Almanac for Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2017

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