Candy Clark (Actress) - American Graffiti
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Updated: 12/30/15

Name: Candy Clark

Born: June 20, 1947, Fort Worth, Texas

Claim To Fame: She is known for playing Debbie Dunham in the 1973 film American Graffiti, which garnered her an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress. She reprised the role in 1979 for the sequel More American Graffiti.

Family Life: She was married to Marjoe Gortner from 1978- 1979. She married Jeff Wald in 1987, and divorced him in 1988.

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Info: Clark has appeared in such films as 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 appeared on television series including Magnum, P.I., Banacek, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Baywatch Nights and Criminal Minds.

Trivia: Attended Green B. Trimble Technical High School.

Dated Jeff Bridges, whom she met on the set of Fat City, for several years.

Attends many hot rod shows.

Enjoys gardening, collecting antiques, and trading memorabilia on eBay.

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Where Are They Now: In 2009, she appeared in the film The Informant as the mother of Matt Damon's character Mark Whitacre.

In 2011, Clark headed to Berlin and appeared in the play Images of Louise Brooks directed by Sven Mundt. She appeared as Aunt Tootie in 2011's Bob's New Suit, and appeared on two episodes of Criminal Minds in 2012 and 2014 as Sandy Jareau.

Write To Candy Clark:
Candy Clark
c/o Pierce & Shelly
612 Lighthouse Avenue, #220
Pacific Grove, California 93950


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