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John Candy was a Canadian actor known for his work in Hollywood films

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 31, 1950
Died onMarch 4, 1994
NationalityCanadian
FamousScreenwriter, Died Young, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians
SpousesRosemary Margaret Hobor
Known asJohn Franklin Candy
Childrens Christopher Candy (son), Jennifer Candy (daughter)
Universities
  • McMaster University
  • Centennial College
  • Neil McNeil High School
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Birth PlaceNewmarket, Ontario
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherSidney James Candy
MotherEvangeline Candy
Sun SignScorpio
Born inNewmarket, Ontario
Famous asActor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Died at Age43

// Famous Screenwriter

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Who is John Candy?

John Candy, born as John Franklin Candy, was a Canadian actor known for his work in Hollywood films. He was best recognized for appearing in the television series ‘Second City’ as well as for acting in the movies ‘Stripes’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘Splash’, ‘Uncle Buck’, ‘Only the Lonely’, ‘JFK’ and ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’. The actor also did numerous television movies in his career, such as 'The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog', 'The Canadian Conspiracy', 'The Last Polka', 'Hostage for a Day' and 'Really Weird Tales', to name a few. Sadly, the talented actor’s life ended tragically and he died at a relatively young age. While filming the Western parody ‘Wagons East’, he died of a heart attack, aged just 43. Candy was honored several times after his death. Ween's album ‘Chocolate and Cheese’ was dedicated to the loving memory of the late Canadian star. Besides this, his fans are demanding that the Canadian Screen Awards be assigned the certified nickname “The Candys” in his honor.

// Famous Film & Theater Personalities

Career

During the 1970s, John Candy appeared in a number of television and big screen projects including 'Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins', '90 Minutes Live', 'Coming Up Rosie', 'Second City TV', 'Tunnel Vision', 'The Clown Murders', 'The Silent Partner' and 'Lost and Found'. After this, in the 1980s, he was associated with the TV projects 'Big City Comedy', 'SCTV Network 90', 'The New Show', 'The Canadian Conspiracy', 'The Last Polka' and ‘Camp Candy’.

During this time, the actor also got featured in many films, such as 'The Blues Brothers', 'It Came from Hollywood', 'National Lampoon's Vacation', 'Splash', 'Summer Rental', 'Armed and Dangerous', 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' and 'Uncle Buck', to name a few. Then in the year 1990, Candy appeared in an episode of 'The Dave Thomas Comedy Show' and also acted in the movies 'Masters of Menace' and 'Home Alone'.

In 1991, he was cast in the films ‘Nothing But Trouble’, ‘Career Opportunities’, ‘Only the Lonely’, ‘Delirious’ and ‘JFK’. Soon after this, the Canadian artiste made his appearances in the movies ‘Once Upon a Crime’, ‘Boris and Natasha: The Movie’, ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Cool Runnings’. In 1994, he did the TV flick ‘Hostage for a Day’. That year, his movie ‘Wagons East!’ was also released posthumously.

Personal Life

John Candy was born as John Franklin Candy on October 31, 1950 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada to Evangeline (Aker) Candy and Sidney James Candy. He attended Neil McNeil Catholic High School and later studied at the Centennial Community College and McMaster University.

He suffered from some health issues due to being overweight. He died suddenly on March 4, 1994 while on a trip to Mexico. He was just 43. The cause of his death was stated to be a massive heart attack.

The actor was married to Rosemary Hobor from 1979 till his death in 1994. The couple had two children: son Christopher and daughter Jennifer.

// Famous Died Young

John Candy awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

1983Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSCTV Network 90 (1981)
1982Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSCTV Network 90 (1981)

John Candy biography timelines

  • // 31st Oct 1950
    John Candy was born as John Franklin Candy on October 31, 1950 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada to Evangeline (Aker) Candy and Sidney James Candy. He attended Neil McNeil Catholic High School and later studied at the Centennial Community College and McMaster University.
  • // 1979
    The actor was married to Rosemary Hobor from 1979 till his death in 1994. The couple had two children: son Christopher and daughter Jennifer.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he was cast in the films ‘Nothing But Trouble’, ‘Career Opportunities’, ‘Only the Lonely’, ‘Delirious’ and ‘JFK’. Soon after this, the Canadian artiste made his appearances in the movies ‘Once Upon a Crime’, ‘Boris and Natasha: The Movie’, ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Cool Runnings’. In 1994, he did the TV flick ‘Hostage for a Day’. That year, his movie ‘Wagons East!’ was also released posthumously.
  • // 1994
    He suffered from some health issues due to being overweight. He died suddenly on March 4, 1994 while on a trip to Mexico. He was just 43. The cause of his death was stated to be a massive heart attack.

// Famous Comedians

John Candy's FAQ

  • What is John Candy birthday?

    John Candy was born at 1950-10-31

  • When was John Candy died?

    John Candy was died at 1994-03-04

  • Where was John Candy died?

    John Candy was died in Durango

  • Which age was John Candy died?

    John Candy was died at age 43

  • Where is John Candy's birth place?

    John Candy was born in Newmarket, Ontario

  • What is John Candy nationalities?

    John Candy's nationalities is Canadian

  • Who is John Candy spouses?

    John Candy's spouses is Rosemary Margaret Hobor

  • Who is John Candy childrens?

    John Candy's childrens is Christopher Candy (son), Jennifer Candy (daughter)

  • What was John Candy universities?

    John Candy studied at McMaster University, Centennial College, Neil McNeil High School

  • What is John Candy's cause of dead?

    John Candy dead because of Heart Attack

  • What is John Candy's religion?

    John Candy's religion is Roman Catholic

  • How tall is John Candy?

    John Candy's height is 188

  • Who is John Candy's father?

    John Candy's father is Sidney James Candy

  • Who is John Candy's mother?

    John Candy's mother is Evangeline Candy

  • What is John Candy's sun sign?

    John Candy is Scorpio

  • How famous is John Candy?

    John Candy is famouse as Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

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