Candy Candido was an American actor.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Singing
- 3 Gallery
Born Jonathan Candido in New Orleans, Louisiana, he began his musical career as a bass player and was a member of Ted Fio Rito's big band. He soon became an actor and was popular for his wide vocal range, which made a name for him on The Jimmy Durante Show.
Candido appeared in a number of animated features for Disney, most notably as the Indian Chief in Peter Pan and Fidget the Bat in The Great Mouse Detective. He also made uncredited cameos in a number of films, including The Wizard of Oz.
Candido died at his home in 1999.
Candido's ability to switch octaves from a high falsetto to a deep bass made him popular for voiceover parts where he would frequently sing in an impressive bass. He performed in a number of productions as a musician, such as Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove and Rhythm Parade.
Candido also performed in character on occasion; explaining "What Made the Red Man Red?" in Peter Pan, and as the Awful DYNN in The Phantom Tollbooth. He recorded a comedy single with Jimmy Durante named for his catchphrase "I'm Feelin' Mighty Low", as well as two childrens records.
Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)
- She's Way Up Thar (solo)
Rhythm Parade (1942)
- The Wrong Kind of Man (solo)
Campus Rhythm (1943)
- Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (solo)
Riding High (1950)
- The Horse Told Me
Peter Pan (1953)
- What Makes the Red Man Red?
The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
- Noise, Noise, Beautiful Noise (duet)
I'm Feeling Mighty Low
- I'm Feeling Mighty Low
- I'm Popeye the Sailor Man (solo)
- The Little White Duck (solo)
- You're Nothin' But a Nothin (solo)
- Barnacle Bill the Sailor (solo)