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John Bunny

John Bunny, born September 21, 1863 in New York City, United States – died April 26, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, was the first comic star of the American silent film era.

John Bunny

John Bunny attended High School in Brooklyn and worked as a grocery clerk before joining a small minstrel show touring the East Coast. He went on to jobs as stage manager for various stock companies and performed in vaudeville before being drawn to the fledgling motion picture business. By 1910, Bunny was working at Vitagraph Studios where the happy-go-lucky, rotund man quickly became an international star of silent film comedies.

John Bunny had only been acting in films for five years when he passed away from Bright's disease and was interred in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn, New York. Because silent film had no language barrier, Bunny's popularity was such that his death was front-page news in Europe as well as the United States.

Following his passing, advances in technology and in stunts brought great new comedic stars to silent film that relegated John Bunny to the status of an almost completely-forgotten actor. However, John Bunny was eventually honored for his contribution to the motion picture industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1715 Vine Street in Hollywood.


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However, John Bunny was eventually honored for his contribution to the motion picture industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1715 Vine Street in Hollywood. He is an inductee of Canada's Walk of Fame. Following his passing, advances in technology and in stunts brought great new comedic stars to silent film that relegated John Bunny to the status of an almost completely-forgotten actor. He is interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California. Because silent film had no language barrier, Bunny's popularity was such that his death was front-page news in Europe as well as the United States. Michael's Cathedral, was broadcast live on television across Canada. John Bunny had only been acting in films for five years when he passed away from Bright's disease and was interred in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn, New York. His funeral, held at St.

By 1910, Bunny was working at Vitagraph Studios where the happy-go-lucky, rotund man quickly became an international star of silent film comedies. He had been warned several times by his doctors to cut his weight due to his genetic predisposition to heart disease from which his father had died but he refused, stating that his portly frame was what gave him his film roles. He went on to jobs as stage manager for various stock companies and performed in vaudeville before being drawn to the fledgling motion picture business. John Candy died at the age of only 43 of a heart attack while filming on location in Durango, Mexico, for the movie Wagons East. John Bunny attended High School in Brooklyn and worked as a grocery clerk before joining a small minstrel show touring the East Coast. It was shelved for quite some time, but is now due to be released in 2005, more than ten years after the actor's death. John Bunny, born September 21, 1863 in New York City, United States – died April 26, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, was the first comic star of the American silent film era. However, this movie stayed in production for a very long time, due to animation difficulties and production delays.

In the early 1990's, Candy recorded a voice for the movie The Magic 7. In the 1980s, Candy also appeared in an HBO spoof documentary titled The Canadian Conspiracy about the supposed subversion of the United States by Canadian-born media personalities. Candy was also a dramatic actor and appeared in films like JFK and The Silent Partner. Candy was lauded by some as a true comic genius and this lay in his ability to portray an "everyman" that the audience could identify with.

He typically played characters who, while they lived somewhat seedy lives, often had their hearts in the right place. From there he went on to star in such Hollywood movies as Splash, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Spaceballs, Brewster's Millions and Uncle Buck. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Candy was a member of Toronto's The Second City comedy troupe and gained widespread North American popularity when, in 1977, he became a cast member on the influential Toronto-based TV comedy-variety show, SCTV (Second City Television). John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 - March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor.

The Magic 7 (voice, recorded in the 1990's) (projected for 2005). Canadian Bacon (1995). Wagons East (1994). Hostage for a Day (TV) (1994).

Cool Runnings (1993). Rookie of the Year (1993). Boris and Natasha (1992). Once Upon a Crime (1992).

JFK (1991). Delirious (1991). Only The Lonely (1991). Career Opportunities (1991).

Nothing But Trouble (1991). Masters of Menace (1990). The Rescuers Down Under (voice) (1990). Home Alone (1990).

The Rocket Boy (TV) (1989). Uncle Buck (1989). Speed Zone! (aka Cannonball Fever/Cannonball Run 3) (1989). Who's Harry Crumb? (1989).

Hot To Trot (voice) (1988). The Great Outdoors (1988). She's Having a Baby (cameo) (1988). Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987).

Spaceballs (1987). Really Weird Tales (TV) (1987). Little Shop of Horrors (1986). Armed and Dangerous (1986).

The Canadian Conspiracy (TV) (1985). Volunteers (1985). Summer Rental (1985). Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985).

Brewster's Millions (1985). The Last Polka (TV) (1984). Splash (1984). Going Berserk (1983).

National Lampoon's Vacation (aka Vacation) (1983). Heavy Metal (1981). Stripes (1981). Tales Of The Klondike (TV series) (1981).

SCTV Network 90 (TV series) (1981). Double Negative (1980). The Blues Brothers (1980). The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (TV) (1980).

1941 (1979). Lost and Found (1979). The Silent Partner (1978). Second City TV (TV series) (1976).

Find The Lady (1976). The Clown Murders (1976). Tunnel Vision (1976). Coming Up Rosie (TV series) (1975).

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975). Zonk and the Zunkins (TV series) (1974). Dr. Last Bride of Salem (TV) (1974).

Class of '44 (1973). Hercules in New York (1970).

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