COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1950

John Candy 1969 Neil McNeil Yearbook

John Candy as McNeil High School Student Council Treasurer
from 1968-69.

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    John Franklin Candy
(October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994)

Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second
City
and its related Second City Television series. He also appeared in
comedy films such as Stripes (1981), Splash (1984), Spaceballs (1987),
and Uncle Buck (1989). One of his most remembered performances was
as Del Griffith, the on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John
Hughes
1987 comedy film Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

While filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a heart
attack in his sleep in Durango, Mexico, at the age of 43.

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