Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Candy Candido

Recorded June 14th, 1988 - 51 min

Actor and musician whose long career brought him to the attention of radio audiences by way of the Jimmy Durante Show where he was known for the catch-phrase, “I’m feeling mighty low!” He tells how that came about and talks about Durante’s “Mrs. Calabash.” He was born on Christmas Day, 1913 and was 74 at the time of our conversation in his home in Burbank, California. He died May 19, 1999 at age 85.

Jimmy Durante Show - 12/24/47 - Guest is Margaret O'Brien

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Candy Candido in a supporting role on the Jimmy Durante Show from Christmas Eve, December 24th, 1947.

One Comment

  1. Terry says... comment left on October 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

    I found this site when I was looking for other things Candy Candido did in his time. I listened to Jimmy Durante’s Christmas show while here. I had never heard Candy’s name before but I’m sure my Dad knew it well. I was 5 in 1947 but I did grow up with a lot of the other names I heard this evening like Margaret O’Brian. I loved everything she did. Thank you for a lovely time listening. Terry M