This week join Jonathan as he asks the question why a performer so likable, versatile, and successful, seemingly so easily forgotten? Does the age when a performer passes, have an effect? Does the audiences’ interpretation about what makes the performer effective, play a role? Join Jonathan as he asks this question using the case study of actor and comedian John Candy (1950-1994).
early John on stage with Bill Murray
Second City days with future stars Dan Aykroyd, Eugene Levy, and Gilda Radner.
The packed roster of SCTV: Catherine O’Hara, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, John, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, and Eugene Levy.
John as “Ox” with writer and co-star Harold Ramis in Stripes (1981).
John and Rick Moranis clowning around for the camera during a cast vs. crew SCTV baseball game in Edmonton.
promo photo for John’s breakout film Splash! (1984).
John’s dramatic moment in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
One of the few physical (dance) scenes from Uncle Buck (1989)