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Also Known As: Candace Clark Died:
Born: June 20, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norman, Oklahoma, USA Profession: actor, model

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Unusual, dynamic model-turned-actress who followed her film debut in John Huston's "Fat City" (1972) with a memorable, Oscar-nominated performance in George Lucas's seminal coming-of-age film, "American Graffiti" (1973). Clark's subsequent career, however, has not lived up to her fine work of the 1970s in such films as "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) and "When You Coming Back, Red Ryder?" (1978) and her country turns in the TV films, "Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill" (1979) and "Rodeo Girl" (1980). She has appeared mostly in fairly obscure or routine genre fare, from "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies" (1982) to "Stephen King's Cat's Eye" (1985) and several appearances as mothers ("Radioland Murders" 1994, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 1992).

Unusual, dynamic model-turned-actress who followed her film debut in John Huston's "Fat City" (1972) with a memorable, Oscar-nominated performance in George Lucas's seminal coming-of-age film, "American Graffiti" (1973). Clark's subsequent career, however, has not lived up to her fine work of the 1970s in such films as "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) and "When You Coming Back, Red Ryder?" (1978) and her country turns in the TV films, "Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill" (1979) and "Rodeo Girl" (1980). She has appeared mostly in fairly obscure or routine genre fare, from "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies" (1982) to "Stephen King's Cat's Eye" (1985) and several appearances as mothers ("Radioland Murders" 1994, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 1992).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Informant, The (2009)
2.
 Dog Tags (2008)
3.
 Zodiac (2007)
4.
 Cherry Falls (2000) Marge Marken
5.
 Radioland Murders (1994) Billy'S Mom
6.
 Deuce Coupe (1992) Jean Fitzpatrick
7.
 Price She Paid, The (1992) Marlene Thomas
8.
 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Buffy'S Mom
9.
 Cool as Ice (1991) Grace Winslow
10.
 Original Intent (1990) Jessica Cameron
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Milestones close milestones

1986:
Acted in "At Close Range"
1979:
Reprised her signature role in the sequel "More American Graffiti"
1972:
Film acting debut, "Fat City"
1988:
Appeared in the remake of "The Blob"
:
Began modeling in NYC
1976:
Co-starred in "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
1981:
Off-Broadway debut, "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking"
1994:
Played small role in "Radioland Murders", scripted by Willard Huyck from a story by George Lucas
1992:
Portrayed the slayer's mom in "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"
1973:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as the platinum-haired Debbie in "American Graffiti"
:
Grew up in Texas
1977:
Had prominent role in "Handle With Care/Citizen's Band"
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Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Jeff Bridges. Actor. Involved in the early to mid-1970s; met during the filming of "Fat City".
husband:
Marjoe Gortner. Actor, former evangelist. Married briefly in the late 1970s.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Thomas Clark. Chef.
mother:
Ella Clark.

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