|Born||Candace June Clark
June 20, 1947
Fort Worth, Texas U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Marjoe Gortner (1978-1979) (divorced)
Jeff Wald (1987-1988) (divorced)
Candace June "Candy" Clark (born June 20, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas where she attended Green B. Trimble Technical High School ) is an American film and television actress, well known for her role as Debbie Dunham in the 1973 film American Graffiti, which garnered her an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress, a character she reprised in 1979 for the sequel More American Graffiti. She was also known for her role as Francine Hewitt in The Blob (1988). Her other well-known films are The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), The Big Sleep (1978), Blue Thunder (1983), Cat's Eye (1985) and At Close Range (1986). Clark has made guest appearances on television series including Dating Game, Magnum, P.I., Banacek, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Baywatch Nights and Criminal Minds.
Clark was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Ella (née Padberg) and Thomas Clark, a chef. She dated Jeff Bridges, whom she met on the set of Fat City, for several years. She was married to Marjoe Gortner from 1978-1979. She married Jeff Wald in 1987, and divorced him in 1988. As of 2007, she attended many hot rod shows, and enjoys gardening, collecting antiques, and trading memorabilia on eBay.
In 2011, Clark went to Berlin to work on the play Images of Louise Brooks directed by Sven Mundt.