John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian 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 talkative shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In addition to his work as an actor, Candy was a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League from 1991 until his death, and the team won the 1991 Grey Cup under his ownership. While filming the Western parody Wagons East, Candy died of a heart attack in Durango, Mexico on March 4, 1994, aged 43.
|Born:||John Franklin Candy, October 31, 1950, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada|
|Died:||March 4, 1994, Durango City, Mexico|
|Resting place:||Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Centennial College, McMaster University|
|IMDb:||John Candy's IMDb|
About Jennifer Candy
Canadian television producer of the series Prom Queen, which was produced by former Disney head Michael Eisner.
She began directing stage productions after graduating from Loyola Marymount University.
She had guest-acting roles on Mad TV, Camp Candy, and several other shows.
She has a brother named Christopher Candy and she is the daughter of comedian John Candy.
She appeared on According to Jim, Jim Belushi's long-running sitcom.
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