April 12, 1928 |
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
|Other names||Mary Gavin, Vivian Andresen, Lydia Chase|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||121 lb (55 kg)|
|No. of adult films||40+ (per IAFD)|
According to her Web site, Samples was approached while in Marina Del Rey, California to do pin-up modeling. During the course of the 1960s, she appeared in numerous black and white magazines in "cheesecake" poses.
In addition to appearing in pornographic movies, she also appeared in some B-movie campy roles, including the leader of the Amazonian lesbians in the 1974 science fiction spoof Flesh Gordon. She also appeared in the action spoof Superchick (1973), the Russ Meyer sexploitation films Up! (1976) and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979), and the Australian softcore film Fantasm Comes Again (1977). She was often billed as Mary Gavin, and wore different wigs in almost all her movie appearances.
In 1979, she performed with John Holmes, Johnny Keyes, Serena, Uschi Digard, Kitten Natividad, and Kelly Stewart in the pornographic film John Holmes and the All-Star Sex Queens from Zane Entertainment Group. In those same years, she also took part in some "sexy wrestling" short-footage films, too, mainly for Triumph Studios and Ron Dvorkin's Bellstone.
Samples kept a low profile in later years. However, she participated in a podcast interview with the The Rialto Report published on October18, 2015, where she reported to suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. As a result, she remembers few details of her experiences and the people she worked with during her career.
At this point I should say that Candy has been diagnosed with Alzheimers.
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