John Candy

John Franklin 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, Summer Rental, 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. 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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  • Holiday Insights for the Travel Vertical

    … This time of year we think of Steve Martin and John Candy in John Hughes’ hilarious Thanksgiving classic “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” Today’s modern traveler can only laugh at the mismatched duo bundled up in the middle of winter driving a rental car with a charred roof and a melted speedometer on their snowy cross-country misadventure…

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