Candy Candido was an American actor.

Biography

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.

Singing

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.

Film

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)

Albums

I'm Feeling Mighty Low

  • I'm Feeling Mighty Low

CAS-3105 (1952)

  • I'm Popeye the Sailor Man (solo)
  • The Little White Duck (solo)

CAS-3156 (1953)

  • You're Nothin' But a Nothin (solo)
  • Barnacle Bill the Sailor (solo)

Gallery

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