Candace June "Candy" Clark is an American film and television actress, well known for her role as Debbie Dunham in the 1973 film American Graffiti, which garnered her an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress, a character she reprised in 1979 for the sequel More American Graffiti. She was also known for her role as Francine Hewitt in The Blob. Her other well-known films are The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Big Sleep, Blue Thunder, Cat's Eye and At Close Range. Clark has made guest appearances on television series including Dating Game, Magnum, P.I., Banacek, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Baywatch Nights and Criminal Minds.
Clark was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Ella and Thomas Clark, a chef. She dated Jeff Bridges, whom she met on the set of Fat City, for several years. She was married to Marjoe Gortner from 1978-1979. She married Jeff Wald in 1987, and divorced him in 1988. As of 2007, she attended many hot rod shows, and enjoys gardening, collecting antiques, and trading memorabilia on eBay.
Clark appears in the 2009 film The Informant! as the mother of Mark Whitacre, played by Matt Damon.