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John Candy

1950 - 1994

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John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian who is best known for his work in Hollywood films. Candy first rose to national prominence in the 1970s as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its SCTV sketch comedy series. He rose to international fame in the 1980s with his roles in comedic films such as Stripes, Splash, Brewster's Millions, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Spaceballs, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, and Cool Runnings. He also appeared in supporting roles in The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Vacation, Little Shop of Horrors, and Home Alone, and featured in dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Candy has received more than 21,290,138 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. John Candy is the 826th most popular actor (up from 1,190th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Canada (up from 81st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Canadian Actor.

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  • 21M

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  • 59.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, John Candy ranks 826 out of 9,996Before him are Mack Sennett, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gottfried John, Vincent D'Onofrio, Setsuko Hara, and Mario Adorf. After him are Stephen Lang, James Avery, María Casares, Eric Idle, Ugo Tognazzi, and Katina Paxinou.

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Among people born in 1950, John Candy ranks 55Before him are Ma Ying-jeou, Alan Silvestri, Janez Drnovšek, Cybill Shepherd, Sahle-Work Zewde, and Jeffery Deaver. After him are Jussi Adler-Olsen, Choe Ryong-hae, Brad Dourif, Javier Clemente, Steve McCurry, and Roza Otunbayeva. Among people deceased in 1994, John Candy ranks 62Before him are Peter Cushing, Rollo May, Cesar Romero, Joseph Cotten, Sylva Koscina, and Terence Young. After him are Sebastian Shaw, Chung Il-kwon, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Robert Bloch, Max Bill, and James Clavell.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, John Candy ranks 62 out of 1,350Before him are William Vickrey (1914), Pamela Anderson (1967), Glenn Ford (1916), Maud Lewis (1903), Ryan Gosling (1980), and Mack Sennett (1880). After him are Sidney Altman (1939), Mike Myers (1963), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Oscar Peterson (1925), David H. Hubel (1926), and Linda Evangelista (1965).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, John Candy ranks 17Before him are Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Geneviève Bujold (1942), Pamela Anderson (1967), Glenn Ford (1916), Ryan Gosling (1980), and Mack Sennett (1880). After him are Mike Myers (1963), Rachel McAdams (1978), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), Rick Moranis (1953), Victor Garber (1949), and Michael Ironside (1950).

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