Before dying in 1974, Candy left a note for her friends, in which she wrote: "Unfortunately before my death I had no desire left for life. Even with all my friends and my career on the upswing I felt too empty to go on in this unreal existence. I am just so bored by everything. You might say bored to death. It may sound ridiculous but is true." She also ended her note with a "Tinkerbell, Hi!", referring to the writer for Interview magazine who, in 1986, committed suicide by jumping out of a window. (imdb.com)
Grew up in a small bungalow in Massapequa Park, Long Island, New York where he and his mother had moved after she divorced her husband. Candy also had a half brother, Warren, from her mother's first marriage. (imdb.com)
Candy's first "drag" name was Hope Slattery. (imdb.com)
Female impersonator (imdb.com)
Immortalized in the Lou Reed songs, "Candy Says", and "Walk on the Wild Side" (imdb.com)
In addition to the two films made for Warhol, she also appeared in other independent films, including "Brand X", "Silent Night, Bloody Night", as well as a co-starring role as a victim of gay bashing in "Some of My Best Friends Are...". She also appeared in "Klute" (as an extra in the disco scene) with Jane Fonda and "Lady Liberty" with Sophia Loren. In 1971 she went to Vienna to do two films for director Werner Shroeter - "The Death of Maria Malibran" and another one that was never released. (imdb.com)
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