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Candice "Candy" Azzara (born May 18, 1945) is an American character actress frequently cast in Italian or Jewish roles.
Azzara was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of Josephine (née Bravo) and Samuel Azzara. She was inspired to pursue acting by the film La Strada and theatre legend Eleanora Duse. She studied with Lee Strasberg and Gene Frankel and soon began appearing off-Broadway and in regional theatres.
Billed as Candy Azzara, she made her Broadway debut in Lovers and Other Strangers in 1968. Additional stage credits include Jake's Women, Cactus Flower, Any Wednesday, Barefoot in the Park, and The Moon Is Blue.
Azzara was cast as Gloria in the second pilot of All in the Family when it was entitled Those Were the Days and the family name was Justice instead of Bunker. She was a regular on the sitcom Calucci's Department and had recurring roles on Caroline in the City, Who's the Boss, Soap, and ... Show more...
As: Aunt Clara
Its a special night for the Buoitton Family. Charles and Linda, extremely wealthy couple, invite their closest friends and family members to dinner. Before dinner is served Charles raises the glass for a toast to his family and falls face forward on his plate DEAD. Linda confesses that she had poisoned him and she had poisoned everyone in the room to get the money. The guests have one choice: ...
Directed by: Leonardo Foti
Two strangers who both happen to be in marketing, share a room at a bed-and-breakfast when a snowstorm strands their flight in Montana on Christmas Eve.
Runtime: 88 min.
Directed by: Peter Sullivan
An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Runtime: 106 min.
Directed by: Alejandro Monteverde
As: Elizabeth Foxhaven
FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who threaten to detonate a nuclear weapon unless they receive a billion dollars
Runtime: 240 min.
Directed by: Armand Mastroianni
As: Sydelle Feller
Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni Collette). After Maggie's disruptive ways ruin her sister's love life, Rose turns her out as well. But when their grandmother, who they never knew existed, comes into their ...
Runtime: 130 min.
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
As: Hannibal Youngblood (as Candy Azzara)
A celebration of life, love and family, "Food for the Heart" is a sweet romantic comedy about two best friends whose culinary talents lead the women to host evenings of love and laughter with an eccentric circle of half-baked friends.
Runtime: 93 min.
Directed by: Gregory Ruzzin
A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
Runtime: 141 min.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
As: Waitress (as Candy Azzara)
A politician's campaign manager (Speakman) discovers that the candidate (Shatner) is a front for a military organization plotting a political overthrow of the government. In trying to expose the candidate's right-wing activities, he puts himself and his family in danger of being killed. Written by John Sacksteder
Runtime: 100 min.
As: Rose Capuletti (as Candy Azzara)
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.
Runtime: 95 min.
Directed by: James Signorelli
Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.
Runtime: 82 min.
Directed by: Alfred Sole
As: Sylvia Bemous
Successful divorce lawyer Jack Sturgess discovers that his own marriage is falling apart and must juggle his domestic conflicts with his clients' problems.
Runtime: 100 min.
Directed by: Donald Wrye
Dominick has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favourite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. Antoinette, Dominick's sister, makes him promise to see a diet doctor and lose some weight. This is very hard for Dominick, but he tries. He also finds motivation when he meets Lydia, and he discovers a love that is more intense ...
Runtime: 93 min.
Directed by: Anne Bancroft
As: Ellen Grady
Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.
Runtime: 98 min.
Directed by: Howard Zieff
As: Anne Calassandro
When frustrated movie studio mogul Adolph Zitz announces a talent search for a romantic leading man to rival the great Rudolph Valentino, thousands of hopefuls decend upon Hollywood. Rudy Valentine, a neurotic baker from Milwaukee, knows little about romance or acting. But when his wife leaves him for the real Valentino, Rudy goes to outrageous lengths to win the role of a lifetime and win back the love of ...
Runtime: 89 min.
Directed by: Gene Wilder