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Laughing on the Outside: The Life of John Candy
Born in Toronto, Ontario, John Candy lost his father when he was young and was raised by his working mother. Candy was a hockey and football player, gregarious with family and friends but somewhat shy in unfamiliar settings. He spent only two years at Centennial College before turning to acting. He bounced around Toronto with a group of other up-and-coming comics including Gilda Radner and Dan Akroyd. While his contemporaries became Not-Ready-For-Pri...