Candy Clark in trailer to The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Candace June Clark|
June 20, 1947
Norman, Oklahoma U.S.
Marjoe Gortner (1978–1979) (divorced)|
Jeff Wald (1987–1988) (divorced)
Candace June "Candy" Clark (born June 20, 1947) is an American film and television actress, well known for her role as Debbie Dunham in the film American Graffiti (1973), which garnered her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress category nomination. She reprised the role in for the sequel More American Graffiti (1979).
Clark was also known for her role as Francine Hewitt in The Blob (1988). Her other films of note are: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), The Big Sleep (1978), Blue Thunder (1983), Cat's Eye (1985) and At Close Range (1986). She has also made guest appearances on television series including Dating Game, Magnum, P.I., Banacek, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Baywatch Nights and Criminal Minds.
Born in Norman, Oklahoma, to Ella (née Padberg) and Thomas Clark, a chef, she grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Green B. Trimble Technical High School. She dated Jeff Bridges, whom she met on the set of Fat City, for several years. She was married to Marjoe Gortner from 1978 to 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.