Late actor John Candy played Gus Polinski (the "Polka King of the Midwest"), a musician who offers Kate McCallister a ride to Chicago after his flight is cancelled.
After finding massive success in the 1980s, Candy’s career took a turn for the worse. He unexpectedly died in his sleep from a heart attack at age 43. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff
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