Candy Candido

Candy Candido began his performing career as a bass player and vocalist. He made his earliest film appearances as a musician on films like 1934's "Sandy McKee" and b>Something to Sing About" in 1937. He was renowned for ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1913

Filmography

Actor (8)

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

of Fidget (Voice)

Sleeping Beauty 1958 (Movie)

Goons (Actor)

Peter Pan 1953 (Movie)

of Indian Chief (Voice)

Cowboy From Brooklyn 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Riding High (Movie)

Musician (Actor)

Sarge Goes to College (Movie)

(Actor)

Smart Politics (Movie)

Alvin (Actor)

The Great Rupert (Movie)

Molineri (Actor)

Biography

Candy Candido began his performing career as a bass player and vocalist. He made his earliest film appearances as a musician on films like 1934's "Sandy McKee" and b>Something to Sing About" in 1937. He was renowned for his incredible vocal range and could go from soprano down to an extremely low bass, which led to a successful career in radio. He made regular appearances on the "The Durante-Moore Show," eventually coining the catchphrase, "I'm feeling mighty low," which was so popular he and Jimmy Durante recorded a single named after it. Some of his early on-screen appearances, include 1938's "Cowboy from Brooklyn," 1942's "Rhythm Parade," and his first TV role in "The Loretta Young Show" in 1958. Of course, his voice made him a natural for voice acting as well. His earliest voice role came in 1939 in the classic "The Wizard of Oz," as the Angry Apple Tree. He first worked with comedian Bud Abbott in 1950 when he provided the voice of a skeleton in "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion." When Abbott attempted to revive his career in 1960, he took Candido on as a partner, but soon quit again, saying that no one could compete with his old cohort, Lou Costello. Some other productions where Candido's voice can be heard include Disney films such as 1959's "Sleeping Beauty"; 1953's "Peter Pan"; and 1986's "The Great Mouse Detective."

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