1001 W 75TH ST. WOODRIDGE, IL 630-427-1880

Hollywood Memorial

John Candy

In 1977, Candy was offered a position with the legendary Second City Troupe here in Chicago. He doubled as a writer and performer for the television show, ‘SCTV,’ and he earned two Emmy awards for this work. His career branched out into feature films and in 1980, he appeared in ‘1941’ and in ‘The Blues Brothers,’ ‘Stripes’ in 1981; 1984’s ‘Splash,’ ‘Planes, Trains, & Automobiles’ in 1987, and ‘Uncle Buck’ in 1989. That same year, he also produced and starred in an animated television series for NBC entitled ‘Camp Candy.’ In the early 1990s, Candy’s career went into slump as many of his features failed to generate either financial or critical success including 1991’s romantic comedy-drama, ‘Only the Lonely.’ Candy also indulged his passion for sports and became co-owner of the Canadian Football team, the Toronto Argonauts. Candy accepted a role in a western Farce entitled ‘Wagons East’ which was to be shot on location in Mexico. According to his friends, Candy feared ‘something bad’ would happen if he traveled to Mexico. He died in his sleep after suffering a massive heart attack while on location at age 44. His memorial service was held at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Toronto and was broadcast live on Canadian television. His crypt is directly above that of actor Fred MacMurray and his wife, June Haver, in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City ‘One Heart and One Soul,’ ‘We Miss You Dearly.