Belushi, John

Belushi, John

(1949–82) comedian; born in Chicago. After appearing with the Second City comedy troop in the 1970s, he achieved national recognition in National Lampoon's Lemmings (1973). On the National Broadcasting Company's Saturday Night Live (1974–79), he portrayed uniquely manic characters. He left to star in films, including The Blues Brothers (1980), then died of a drug overdose in California.
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Reportedly John Belushi, John Candy and Eddie Murphy were almost members of the GB team.
Hollywood insiders would gossip about Bill Shakespeare's legendary unfilmed screenplay about Falstaff; every time his people finally hammered out a deal with a funny fat guy--whether John Belushi, John Candy, or Chris Farley--the star would drop dead.
The 1986 movie version had a yummy cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Bill Murray and Christopher Guest.
Starring: Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi with the voices of Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, John Cleese, Queen Latifah, Regis Philbin, Cheech Marin.
Other stars snapped by Julian include James Belushi, John Malkovich and Robert Carlyle.
The venue will feature top-notch artists including the Blues Brothers (Dan Akroyd, James Belushi, John Goodman), Johnny Cash, Tito Puente, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, Al Green, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The venue will feature top-notch artists including the Blues Brothers (Dan Ackroyd, James Belushi, John Goodman), Johnny Cash, Tito Puente, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, Al Green, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.