John Candy
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"John Franklin Candy" was a Canadian actor and comedian.

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 (film)/Stripes, Splash (film)/Splash, Cool Runnings, Summer Rental, The Great Outdoors (film)/The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the fluency/loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes (filmmaker)/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, Durango/Durango, Mexico, on March 4, 1994, aged 43. His final two films, Wagons East! and Canadian Bacon, are dedicated to his memory.

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