John Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian who 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 comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. On March 4, 1994, while filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a massive heart attack in his sleep in Durango, Mexico at 43.
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... Comedy An American Tail Fievel Goes West James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving (voices) Animated sequel to An American Tail And the Sea Will Tell Rachel Ward, James Brolin, Richard Crenna ... in the Fields of the Lord Hector Babenco Tom Berenger, Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, Tom Waits Drama Based on a novel by Peter Matthiessen Backdraft Ron Howard ... Walsh Drama 3 Academy Award nominations Barton Fink Joel Coen John Turturro, John Goodman, John Mahoney, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner Drama Beauty and the Beast Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise Robby Benson ...
... Tales Howard Jensen ('Cursed with Charisma') TV film 1989 The Rocket Boy The Hawk TV film Camp Candy Himself Voice 1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show One episode 1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories ...
... Sitcom (22 episodes) 1993 TOUCHSTONE / DISNEY Cool Runnings, John Candy - Personal Assistant 1989-92 CBC / SALTER STREET FILMS Codco Comedy Series (47 episodes) - Cathy Jones ... SHOWMAKERS Ontario Bicentennial Tour Stage Production 1984 CANDY / HBO / WHITLEY The Last Polka Comedy Special with John Candy and Eugene Levy 1981-84 OLD FIREHALL / NBC / CINEMAX S.C.T.V ... Comedy Series with John Candy / Joe Flaherty / Eugene Levy / Andrea Martin / Rick Moranis / Catherine O’Hara / Martin Short / Dave Thomas 1978-84 BALMUR / CBS / CBC Anne Murray ...
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