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Candace June 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
American Graffiti
(1973), for which she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
and Mary Lou in the film The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Man Who Fell to Earth
(1976).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Radio and podcast appearances 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Born in Norman, Oklahoma
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.[1][2] Clark was a fashion model in New York where she moved at age 18.[3] Career[edit] Clark's first acting role was the character of Faye in John Huston's film Fat City in 1972. Clark starred or acted in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), The Big Sleep (1978), Blue Thunder
Blue Thunder
(1983), Amityville 3-D (1983), Cat's Eye (1985) and At Close Range
At Close Range
(1986). Clark played the role of Francine Hewitt in The Blob (1988). Clark appeared in the 2009 film The Informant!
The Informant!
as the mother of Mark Whitacre, played by Matt Damon. In 2011, Clark went to Berlin to work on the play Images of Louise Brooks, directed by Sven Mundt. She also has made guest appearances on television series, including Dating Game, Magnum, P.I., Banacek, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Baywatch Nights and Criminal Minds. Personal life[edit] She dated Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
for several years after they met on the set of Fat City in 1972.[4] She was married to Marjoe Gortner from 1978 to 1979. She married Jeff Wald in 1987 and divorced him in 1988. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1972 Fat City Faye

1973 American Graffiti Debbie Dunham

1976 I Will, I Will... for Now Sally Bingham

1976 Man Who Fell to Earth, TheThe Man Who Fell to Earth Mary-Lou

1977 Handle with Care Electra

1978 Big Sleep, TheThe Big Sleep Camilla Sternwood

1978 Starcrash Stella Star (voice)

1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Cheryl

1979 More American Graffiti Debbie Dunham

1982 National Lampoon's Movie Madness Susan Cooper "Growing Yourself"

1982 Q Joan

1983 Blue Thunder Kate

1983 Hambone and Hillie Nancy Rollins

1983 Amityville 3-D Melanie

1985 Cat's Eye Sally Ann

1986 At Close Range Mary Sue

1988 Blob, TheThe Blob Fran Hewitt

1988 Blind Curve Mimi

1991 Cool as Ice Grace Winslow

1992 Deuce Coupe Jean Fitzpatrick

1992 Original Intent Jessica Cameron Video

1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy's Mom

1997 Niagara, Niagara Sally

2000 Cherry Falls Marge Marken

2002 Month of August, TheThe Month of August Tina

2007 Zodiac Carol Fisher

2008 Dog Tags Deb Merritt

2009 The Informant! Mrs. Whitacre

2009 Cry of the Mummy Jane Torquemada Short

2011 Bob's New Suit Aunt Tootie

2016 Cold Moon Evelyn Larkin

2018 5 Weddings Claudia Burrell Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1972 Room 222 Andrea "The Witch of Whitman High"

1973 New Perry Mason, TheThe New Perry Mason Julie Potter "The Case of the Prodigal Prophet"

1973 Banacek Gretel "No Stone Unturned"

1973–74 Insight Ginny "Celebration in Fresh Powder", "Ginny"

1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show Pamela Sherry "The Hickey"

1976 James Dean Chris White TV film

1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill Sharee TV film

1980 Where the Ladies Go Charlene TV film

1980 Rodeo Girl J.R. Patterson TV film

1982 Faerie Tale Theatre Queen Gwynneth / Candy "The Tale of the Frog Prince"

1982 Johnny Belinda Julie Sayles TV film

1983 Cocaine and Blue Eyes Ruthann Gideon TV film

1984 I Gave at the Office Julie TV film

1985–86 Magnum, P.I. Leslie "Scooter" Emory "The Hotel Dick", "Straight and Narrow"

1986 Simon & Simon Cotton "Act Five"

1986 Popeye Doyle Corinne Evans TV film

1986 Starman Shannon McGovern "Like Father, Like Son"

1986 Hunter Jody Stone "Crime of Passion"

1987 Hitchhiker, TheThe Hitchhiker Cheryl Barnes "Secret Ingredient"

1987 Brothers Candy "There's a Lid for Every Pot"

1987 Matlock Kitty Carroll "The Country Boy"

1988 St. Elsewhere Harry "Their Town"

1990 Father Dowling Mysteries Iris Blackman "The Passionate Painter Mystery"

1992 Price She Paid, TheThe Price She Paid Marlene TV film

1995 Wright Verdicts, TheThe Wright Verdicts Eileen Cates "Ex-Corpus Delicti"

1995 Baywatch Nights Julie Young "Just a Gigolo"

2006 Mystery Woman: Redemption Kathy Starkwell TV film

2012–14 Criminal Minds Sandy Jareau "Run", "If the Shoe Fits"

2016 Roadside Stars Grandma Lambert TV film

2017 Twin Peaks Doris Truman 2 episodes

Radio and podcast appearances[edit] Clark appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on January 20, 2017. References[edit]

^ " Candy Clark Tech Revolution" – Fort Worth Weekly ^ " Candy Clark Biography (1947-)". www.filmreference.com.  ^ "Candy Clark". IMDb.  ^ Edward Guthmann (2007-08-23). "The ride of her life". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 

External links[edit]

Candy Clark on IMDb AllMovie.com

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Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Ida Lupino
(1974/75) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1976) Susan Tyrrell
Susan Tyrrell
(1977) Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1978) Veronica Cartwright
Veronica Cartwright
(1979) Eve Brent
Eve Brent
(1980) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1981) Zelda Rubinstein
Zelda Rubinstein
(1982) Candy Clark (1983) Polly Holliday
Polly Holliday
(1984) Anne Ramsey
Anne Ramsey
(1985) Jenette Goldstein (1986) Anne Ramsey
Anne Ramsey
(1987) Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
(1988) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1989/90) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini
(1992) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1993) Mia Sara (1994) Bonnie Hunt
Bonnie Hunt
(1995) Alice Krige
Alice Krige
(1996) Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart
(1997) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1998) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(1999) Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (2000) Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan
(2001) Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton
(2002) Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
(2003) Daryl Hannah
Daryl Hannah
(2004) Summer Glau
Summer Glau
(2005) Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen
(2006) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(2009) Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
(2010) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2013) Rene Russo
Rene Russo
(2014) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2015) Tilda Sw

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