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John Belushi
Birth name John Adam Belushi
Born January 24, 1949(1949-01-24)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died March 5, 1982 (aged 33)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1973–1982
Influences Lucille Ball[citation needed]
Influenced Artie Lange,[1] Mike Myers, Chris Farley[citation needed]
Spouse Judith Belushi-Pisano (1976–1982)
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series
1977 Saturday Night Live
.John Adam Belushi (pronounced /bɨˈluːʃi/; January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Albanian American[2] comedian, actor, and musician notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoon's Animal House, and The Blues Brothers.^ Saturday Night Live: Season 03 .
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.He was the older brother of James Belushi.^ He was the older brother of James Belushi.
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^ Though Belushi had always been in awe of his older brother, it also seemed as though he would never avoid the comparison of their talents – to say nothing of his looks.
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^ James "Jim" Belushi (born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American film and television actor, and younger brother of the late John Belushi.
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Biography

Early life

.John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Landy Belushi (née Samaras), a first generation Albanian-American, and Adam Belushi (b.^ He was born James Adam Belushi on June 15, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.
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^ The son of an Albanian immigrant restaurant owner, Adam Belushi, and his...
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^ John Belushi John Belushi was an American actor.
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.1919), an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1934 at the age of sixteen.^ Belushi was born in the United States to Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1954 at the age of 15, and to Agnes.
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^ He is the third of four children of Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant who left his native Qytez village in 1934 at the age of 15, and Agnes, who was born in the...
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^ He is the third of four children of Adam Belushi, an Albanian immigrant who left his native Qytez village in 1934...
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[3][4][5][6] The family's name at the time of immigration was Bellios, or Belliors.[6] .Belushi was raised in the Albanian Orthodox church[7] and grew up outside Chicago in Wheaton with a brother Jim, five-and-a-half years his junior.^ Brother to actor Jim Belushi .
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^ James grew up in Wheaton, Illinois.
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^ Using some of his money, be bought his father a ranch outside San Diego, help set up some of his Chicago friends with their own businesses and even helped his younger brother James Belushi , who followed his path to both "Second City" and "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
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.He attended Wheaton Central High School, where he met his future wife, Judy Jacklin, and was a middle linebacker for the school's football team.^ He met his future wife, Judy, while a sophomore in high school, and stayed together with her until his death.
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^ Though a young hellion in grade school, John became the perfect all-American boy during his high school years where he was co-captain of the Wheaton Central High School football team and was elected homecoming king his senior year.
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^ He grew up outside Chicago in Wheaton, Illinois, where he was a high school football player, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the College of DuPage near Chicago.
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.He attended the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and the College of DuPage near Chicago.^ In the fall of his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, John changed his image into a bad-boy appearance by growing his hair long and began to have problems with discipline and structure of attending classes.
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^ In February 1971, John, at age 22, quit the College of DuPage when he won a spot in The Second City , a well-respected comedy troupe based in Chicago.
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^ While attending DuPage, John helped found the West Compass Players, an improv comedy troupe patterned after Chicago's famous Second City ensemble.
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Career

.Belushi's first big break as a comedian occurred in 1971, when he joined The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago.^ Belushi's first big break as a comedian occurred in 1971, when he joined The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, Illinois.
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^ Second City brings Chicago's top improv comedy .
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^ Second City 1971 - 1972 .
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.Thanks to a caricature of singer Joe Cocker's intense and jerky stage presence,[citation needed] he was cast in National Lampoon's Lemmings, a parody of Woodstock, which played Off-Broadway in 1972 and also showcased future Saturday Night Live (SNL) performers Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest.^ Saturday Night Live: Season 03 .
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^ Later, in 1983, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for 2 years.
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^ National Lampoon magazine, a satirical monthly, was producing a comic stage play for off-Broadway entitled Lemmings , and Belushi won a prominent place in the cast, alongside a young Chevy Chase.
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From 1973 to 1975, National .Lampoon Inc. aired The National Lampoon Radio Hour, a half-hour comedy program syndicated across the country on approximately 600 stations.^ From 1973 to 1975 the National Lampoon aired The Radio Hour , a half-hour comedy program syndicated across the country on approximately 600 stations.
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^ In 1973, John was hired as a writer for the syndicated National Lampoon's Radio Hour which became the National Lampoon Show in 1975.
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^ Belushi was hired in 1973 for the off-Broadway National Lampoon's Lemmings, and subsequently participated in future National Lampoon projects, including its syndicated "Radio Hour."
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.When original director Michael O'Donoghue quit in 1974, Belushi took over the reins until the show was canceled.^ When original director Michael O'Donoghue quit in 1974, Belushi took over the reins until the show was canceled.
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^ Appeared with Michael O'Donoghue in "Wolverines," the very first sketch on the first S.N.L. show in 1975.
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^ Instead, Belushi took the performer to a psychiatrist whom he saw for a year, while staying with the show during his run.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Other players on the show included future SNL regulars Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray and Chevy Chase.^ After his death, the part went to fellow SNL player Bill Murray .
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^ Other players on the show included future SNL regulars Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray and Chevy Chase.
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^ Starring: John Belushi ,  Brian Doyle-Murray , ( more ) The Best of Gilda Radner 1989     Within a single year, Gilda Radner rose from talented but obscure improv comedienne to "America's Sweetheart" thanks to NBC's Saturday Night Live.
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.Belushi married Judy Jacklin (Judy Pisano), an associate producer of The Radio Hour.^ Belushi married Judy Jacklin, an associate producer of The Radio Hour .
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^ Belushi was hired in 1973 for the off-Broadway National Lampoon's Lemmings, and subsequently participated in future National Lampoon projects, including its syndicated "Radio Hour."
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^ Copyright © 2005 by Judy Belushi Pisano, Tanner Colby ISBN: 1-5907-1048-7 .
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.A number of comic segments first performed on The Radio Hour would be translated into SNL sketches in the show's early seasons.^ A number of comic segments first performed on The Radio Hour would be translated into SNL sketches in the show's early seasons.
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^ I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING EVERYONE HAS SAID. Although i am really young and would have never been able to see him on SNL when it was actually on, I bought the first season and watch it extensively.
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^ My warped sense of humor can be directly attributed to early exposure to SNL; years later, I still watch the older seasons and laugh my head off.
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1975-1979

.Belushi achieved national fame for his work on Saturday Night Live, which he joined as an original cast member in 1975.^ Saturday Night Live: Season 03 .
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^ Saturday Night Live: Season 01 .
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^ Best of Saturday Night Live 1975....released 1993 .
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.Between seasons of the show, he made one of his best-known movies, Animal House.^ Between seasons of the show, he made one of his best-known movies, Animal House .
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^ For inspiration instead look to another native Chicagoan, John Belushi , who said it best in the cult movie classic Animal House : "Over?
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^ On his thirtieth birthday in 1979, Belushi had the number one album (The Blues Brothers: Briefcase Full of Blues ), the number one movie ( Animal House ) and was the star of the highest-rated late night television show ( SNL ).
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.As several Belushi biographies have noted, on John's 30th birthday (in 1979), he had the number one film in the U.S. (Animal House), the number one album in the U.S. (The Blues Brothers: Briefcase Full of Blues) and Saturday Night Live was the highest-rated late night television program.^ The original film starred Belushi’s late brother, John Belushi .
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^ Saturday Night Live 25 .
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.In the toga party scene in the basement of the fraternity house in Animal House, the uncredited coed dancing with Bluto (Belushi) is his wife.^ In the Toga party scene in Animal House , the uncredited co-ed dancing with John is his wife.
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^ In the toga party scene in the basement of the frat in Animal House , the uncredited coed dancing with Bluto (Belushi) is his wife.
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^ Animal House was partially derived from a series of short stories published in the National Lampoon from 1974 on, written by Chris Miller about his time in an Animal House-esque fraternity at Dartmouth in the early 1960 s, at which he was known as Pinto .
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] While filming Animal House, Belushi made an appearance at Ithaca College in 1976. When introduced, he came onstage with a chainsaw and cut up the podium.^ And when he woke up on the morning of his thirtieth birthday, January 24, 1979, a mere six months after Animal House premiered, John Belushi had the number-one late-night television show in the country, the number-one selling album on the Billboard charts, and the number-one highestgrossing film comedy of all time.
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^ Mike Leach should barge into the middle of the game Saturday night the way the late John Belushi played the final scene of "Animal House."
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^ For inspiration instead look to another native Chicagoan, John Belushi , who said it best in the cult movie classic Animal House : "Over?
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[citation needed]
.When interviewed for retrospectives on John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd told stories of John often finishing SNL rehearsals, shows or film shoots and, exhausted, simply walking unannounced into nearby homes of friends or strangers, scrounging around for food and often falling asleep, unable to be located for the following day's work.^ And to this day, Dan Aykroyd bristles at the mention of it.
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^ Dan Aykroyd did the same for John Belushi.

^ The next day John came by again, this time with Dan Aykroyd.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] This was the impetus for the SNL horror-spoof sketch "The Thing That Wouldn't Leave", in which Belushi torments a couple (played by Jane Curtin and Bill Murray) in their home looking for snacks, newspapers and magazines to read, and taking control of their television.^ In a sketch called “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” which aired in 1978, John Belushi plays an elderly version of himself, visiting the graves of his fellow cast members.
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^ The sketch took place in a recording studio and included Eric Idle, John Belushi , Jane Curtin, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Howard Shore.
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^ "John (Belushi) absolutely didn't like being in sketches with women," Jane Curtin said in the book.
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.SNL also featured a short film by writer Tom Schiller called "Don't Look Back In Anger", where Belushi playing himself as an old man, visits the graves of his now-former cast-members, the last to survive.^ In a sketch called “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” which aired in 1978, John Belushi plays an elderly version of himself, visiting the graves of his fellow cast members.
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^ Then there's his nimble-footed "Joliet" Jake Blues and the poignant "Don't Look Back in Anger," in which an aged Belushi visits the graves of his cast mates.
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^ This collection also contains the piece of him as an old man visiting the graves of his former SNL colleagues.
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.Ironically, Belushi was the first SNL cast member to die.^ In an odd twist of fate, Belushi was the first of the cast to die.
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^ Ironically, he was the first to die.
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^ Ironically, he was the first cast member to die.
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.Belushi left Saturday Night Live in 1979 to pursue a film career.^ Saturday Night Live: Season 03 .
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^ Saturday Night Live: Season 04 .
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.Belushi would make four more movies; three of them, 1941, Neighbors, and most notably The Blues Brothers were made with fellow SNL alumnus Dan Aykroyd.^ Among the highlights is a concert segment featuring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as the Blues Brothers.
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^ He called me and asked if the Blues Brothers would do it.
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^ Neighbors Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd movie Neighbors Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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Other movie projects

Dan Aykroyd wrote the roles of Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters and Emmett Fitz-Hume in Spies Like Us with Belushi in mind, and the roles were actually played by Belushi's former SNL castmates Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, respectively. .Aykroyd used to joke that the green ghost Slimer in Ghostbusters was "the ghost of John Belushi", given that he had a similar party animal personality.^ His friend Dan Aykroyd used to refer to the green ghost Slimer from Ghost Busters (1984) as "the ghost of John Belushi", based on the similar party animal personality.
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^ Mike Leach should barge into the middle of the game Saturday night the way the late John Belushi played the final scene of "Animal House."
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^ In the Toga party scene in Animal House , the uncredited co-ed dancing with John is his wife.
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.Released in September 1981, the romantic comedy Continental Divide starred Belushi as Chicago home town hero writer Ernie Souchack who gets put on assignment researching a scientist studying birds of prey in the remote rocky mountains.^ When Continental Divide was released on September 18, 1981, the reviews were generally upbeat.
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^ Chicago was Belushi’s “home town” as it were and embraced him as a conquering hero.
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^ (A few months ago, I tried watching the 1981 movie, Continental Divide , in which Belushi played a Chicago newspaper columnist supposedly based on the great Mike Royko, but could stand no more than about ten minutes.

.Belushi's character "Ernie Souchak" was loosely based on popular, now deceased Chicago columnist Mike Royko.^ (A few months ago, I tried watching the 1981 movie, Continental Divide , in which Belushi played a Chicago newspaper columnist supposedly based on the great Mike Royko, but could stand no more than about ten minutes.

^ Basing her character loosely on Patti Smith, Gilda Radner performed twice on Saturday Night Live as female punk rock singer Candy Slice.
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[citation needed]
.At the time of his death, Belushi was pursuing several movie projects, including Noble Rot, an adaptation of a script by former The Mary Tyler Moore Show writer/producer Jay Sandrich entitled Sweet Deception; noble rot is a benevolent fungus that can infect wine grapes on the vine, helping to produce high quality sweet wines.^ At the time of his death, John was re writing a script called Noble Rot.
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^ At the time of his death, Belushi was rewriting a script entitled "Noble Rot."
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^ Several other well-known actors were being considered for roles in the movie, including Dan Aykroyd , Chevy Chase , and Meatloaf .
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.Belushi was rewriting the script with former Saturday Night Live colleague Don Novello.^ Saturday Night Live: Christmas (1999) .
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^ Primarily his work on Saturday Night Live .

^ Mike Leach should barge into the middle of the game Saturday night the way the late John Belushi played the final scene of "Animal House."
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Personal life

.The "College" sweatshirt Belushi wore in National Lampoon's Animal House was purchased in Carbondale, Illinois, when his brother, Jim, was a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.^ Brother to actor Jim Belushi .
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^ Mike Leach should barge into the middle of the game Saturday night the way the late John Belushi played the final scene of "Animal House."
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^ March 5, 1982) was a comedian, actor, and musician notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House, and The Blues Brothers''.
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.According to writer/actor Tim Kazurinsky in the book Live From New York, mentor and close friend Belushi was instrumental in getting fellow Second City alumnus Kazurinsky onto Saturday Night Live in 1981.[citation needed] But during his run on the show, Kazurinsky became very stressed out by its demands.^ Was good friends with fellow "Saturday Night Live" (1975) player Dan Aykroyd .
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^ I want to get back to New York City."
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^ Using some of his money, be bought his father a ranch outside San Diego, help set up some of his Chicago friends with their own businesses and even helped his younger brother James Belushi , who followed his path to both "Second City" and "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
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.He later called Belushi and said that he needed a ride to the airport because he was quitting and moving back to Chicago.^ He later called Belushi and said that he needed a ride to the airport because he was quitting the show and moving back to Chicago.
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^ But the driver said Belushi was unhappy, fearful of his environment, that he wanted to get back [to New York].
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^ Smith was with Belushi until he was dead - and, of course, the obvious move was to not call the police.
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.Belushi and his wife picked him up but refused to bring him to the airport, at which Belushi told Kazurinsky that the show's atmosphere can get bad, but that he still had access to major broadcasting airwaves.^ Finally he agreed, and to get out of the bit, he picked up a glass of water, threw it at Boggs, hit him in the chest and knocked over a table full of plants.

^ Basically, if the LAPD hadn't gotten piggy for the big bust instead of just arresting him alone, John Belushi might still be alive today.
  • BartCop Entertainment - Michael Dare Special 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC suprmchaos.com [Source type: General]

^ Growing up, Belushi tried to hide his Albanian origins (in part because it was a Communist country), and told people that he was Greek.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Instead, Belushi took the performer to a psychiatrist whom he saw for a year, while staying with the show during his run.^ But during the last few years of his life Belushi was so unpredictable and his drug use so out of control that he was often guarded by an "enforcer" during peak work periods.
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^ He is still very successful - but not compared to his friends - all of whom basically run SNL and Conan O'Brien and The Daily Show now ...
  • The Sheila Variations: The Books: "Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi" (Bob Woodward) 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.sheilaomalley.com [Source type: General]

^ When Jim Belushi, 16 years old, went to his brother's show, everything suddenly fell into place.
  • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Jim Belushi 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

.It was Belushi who recruited the band Fear and brought them to Cherokee Studios to record songs for the soundtrack of Neighbors, a film he and Aykroyd were starring in.^ He discovered the band Fear and brought them to Cherokee Studios to record songs for the soundtrack of a major motion picture he and Aykroyd were starring in called, "Neighbors."
  • John Belushi - Biography 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ John's brother James Belushi toured with the band for a short time, and even recorded the album Blues Brothers & Friends: LIVE! From Chicago's H.O.B with Dan Aykroyd but he did not appear in Blues Brothers 2000 (1998).
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^ The studio insisted that the movie include a movie star, so Landis brought in Donald Sutherland to do two days' shooting.
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.Music producing partners Steve Cropper and Bruce Robb remember recording the music, but nobody knows exactly what happened with the final soundtrack, which was ultimately replaced in the film by a traditional movie score.^ Bernie Brillstein, producer of Blues Brothers, described Belushi's behavior during slack time while this movie was being filmed.
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^ (Bluto screaming) (Tense instrumental music) What the fuck happened to the Delta l used to know?
  • Animal House Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or John Belushi movie 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: General]

.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Cherokee Studios was a regular haunt for the original Blues Brothers back in the early days of the band.^ Days of our Lives - Friday, January 8, 2010 .
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^ The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig.
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^ Since the early-mid 1990's, The Blues Brothers band has re-united, and played on.
  • John Belushi - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: General]

.John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd became fixtures at the recording studio, while fellow Blues Brother and guitar player Steve Cropper called Cherokee his producing home.^ John Belushi was member of the Blues Brothe...
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^ John Belushi is best known for his performance in the Blues Brothers.
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^ John and Dan perform at the climax of the Blues Brothers.
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.Whenever they needed a bass player, they were joined by another Blues Brother, Donald "Duck" Dunn.^ Jim would later reunite with Aykroyd to record yet another album, not as the Blues Brothers but as themselves: 'BELUSHI/AYKROYD -"Have Love Will Travel (Big Men-Big Music)"'.
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^ It was the night they showcased themselves for the first time as the Blues Brothers.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Make no mistake, they are the Blues Brothers this whole thing is them.
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.During this time, Cropper along with producing partner and Cherokee owner Bruce Robb worked on a number of music projects with the two comedian/musicians, the band Fear and later Aykroyd's movie "Dragnet."^ March 5, 1982) was a comedian, actor, and musician notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House, and The Blues Brothers''.
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^ He discovered the band Fear and brought them to Cherokee Studios to record songs for the soundtrack of a major motion picture he and Aykroyd were starring in called, "Neighbors."
  • John Belushi - Biography 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Along with fellow SNL regular Dan Aykroyd quit the series to pursue movie projects .
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"What can I say? .John was excessively talented, and I guess you could say he sort of lived life 'excessively.'^ Of six I'll bet she must the last two minors I mean how could you say well.
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^ He would say, “You can’t possibly understand.” [75] Judy wrote in her diary, “What could be going inside this person to make him so unhappy?” [76] .
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ "You know, I find these kinds of (gender) distinctions sort of useless," Frantowski says.
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.I think what happened to John had a sobering effect on a lot of people, me included," said music producer Bruce Robb.^ The bottom line is, it did turn a whole lot of people on to the music, and Belushi and Aykroyd always gave credit where credit was due.
  • BLUES ACCESS Online: Curtis Salgado 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bluesaccess.com [Source type: General]

^ PH : Do you think John was hanging around with the wrong people at the end?

^ And as Young himself reported, an awful lot of people took an awful lot of crap from John Belushi.

.Belushi was generous to his friends and family, often lending them money when they asked.^ Was very generous, financially, to family and friends, often loaning them money when they asked.
  • John Belushi - Biography 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Toward the end of his life, Belushi's business manager asked him to contact several family and friends and generate money by demanding they make good on their loans.
  • John Belushi - Biography 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ They just caught -- lost all how much it's that's a horrible I feel when asked him ten million about the actually -- around money.
  • Mike O'Malley Part 2 on WEEI 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC audio.weei.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] He bought his father a ranch near San Diego, and helped set up his old friends in Chicago with their own businesses.^ John bought his father a Ranch house, and helped set up several of his Chicago friends with their own businesses.
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^ Growing up in the white-bread, far-west suburbs of Chicago, the middle son of an Albanian immigrant, Jim Belushi had trouble finding his place in the world.
  • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Jim Belushi 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

^ So Jim goes to great lengths to cheer up his old friend and his new friend in hopes of salvaging the weekend.
  • According to Jim Season 8 Episode Guide - According to Jim Season Episodes - Episode Guides from 8 seasons with AirDates, Titles, Guest Stars, Crew 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.tvrage.com [Source type: General]

.He helped his brother Jim find a spot at Second City, where he himself acted in the early days of his career.^ In 1978, while "Saturday Night Live" was sending John Belushi's career into hyperspace, his little brother was making a name for himself back in Chicago, not only for his work with Second City but for his performance in a new David Mamet play called Sexual Perversity in Chicago .
  • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Jim Belushi 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

^ In February 1971, John, at age 22, quit the College of DuPage when he won a spot in The Second City , a well-respected comedy troupe based in Chicago.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ As a student there in the early 2000s, Second City was life changing for me.
  • I wrote about the training grounds of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, John Belushi and more in Sunday’s paper « Mandy Stadtmiller 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC mandystadtmiller.com [Source type: General]

.His generous side also showed during his time in the Blues Brothers; he often played songs by blues artists he thought could use the money from the royalties.^ It was the night they showcased themselves for the first time as the Blues Brothers.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig.
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^ Morris Lyda, originally hired as the road manager for the Blues Brothers band, became John's personal overseer during the movie of that name .
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[citation needed]

Death

.On March 5, 1982, Belushi was found dead in his room at Bungalow number 3 of the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.^ Two years after filming The Blues Brothers, he died in a room in the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, having injected a 'speedball' of cocaine and heroin.
  • I'm still haunted by Belushi | Film | The Observer 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It was 25 years ago, March 5th, 1982, and I was riding through the tulip fields outside of La Conner, Washington with Tom Robbins when the news came over the radio that John Belushi had died of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont.
  • BartCop Entertainment - Michael Dare Special 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC suprmchaos.com [Source type: General]

^ On March 5, 1982, John Belushi was found dead in his hotel room at the age of 33; the cause of death was a lethal injection of cocaine and heroin .
  • John Belushi - Yahoo! TV 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9] .The cause of death was a speedball, a combined injection of cocaine and heroin.^ The injection was a "speedball", a mixture of cocaine and heroin.
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^ The L.A. coroner would rule: death from injection of heroin and cocaine.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Two years after filming The Blues Brothers, he died in a room in the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, having injected a 'speedball' of cocaine and heroin.
  • I'm still haunted by Belushi | Film | The Observer 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.On the night of his death, he was visited separately by friends Robin Williams (at the height of his own drug exploits)[10] and Robert De Niro,[11] each of whom left the premises, leaving Belushi in the company of assorted others, including Cathy Smith.^ ROBIN WILLIAMS, actor : It was a wild night.
  • WNYC - Books: Belushi 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.wnyc.org [Source type: General]

^ On the night before Belushi’s death, Robert De Niro and Robin Williams visited him at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, where Belushi was staying in Bungalow 3.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Cathy Evelyn Smith was not charged with any role in Belushi's death.
  • World Watchers International Transcription #537 (side 2) 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.maebrussell.com [Source type: News]

His death was investigated by forensic pathologist Dr. Ryan Norris among others, and while the findings were disputed, it was officially ruled a drug-related accident.
.Two months later, Smith admitted in an interview with the National Enquirer that she had been with Belushi the night of his death and had given him the fatal speedball shot.^ On the night before Belushi’s death, Robert De Niro and Robin Williams visited him at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, where Belushi was staying in Bungalow 3.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ And throughout the night and the next morning , Smith shot up the needle-shy Belushi several times with “speedballs.” .

^ And that’s why people who knew Belushi made sure that the “companion”/drug dealer/drug user who shot him with the fatal speedball, Cathy Evelyn Smith, was arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned.

After the appearance of the article "I Killed Belushi" in the Enquirer edition of June 29, 1982, the case was reopened. .Smith was extradited from Toronto, arrested and charged with first-degree murder.^ In March 1983, she was indicted by a Los Angeles grand jury and charged with second degree murder.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.A plea bargain arrangement reduced the charges to involuntary manslaughter, and she served 15 months in prison[12].^ She consequently served fifteen months in jail for involuntary manslaughter.
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^ Agreeing to a plea bargain, she admitted giving Belushi a cocaine-heroin mixture, and was sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Discrepancies between the time she gave Belushi his last injections and the medical examiner's time of death estimate led to her charge and conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
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In one of Belushi's last TV appearances, he filmed a cameo for the comedy series Police Squad!. .At the suggestion of the show's producer, Robert K. Weiss, Belushi was filmed, face down in a swimming pool, dead.^ Bernie Brillstein, producer of Blues Brothers, described Belushi's behavior during slack time while this movie was being filmed.
  • http://xaravve.trentu.ca/emma/belushi.html 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC xaravve.trentu.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salgados stage show that turned Belushi on to the blues while the actor was in Eugene filming Animal House .
  • BLUES ACCESS Online: Curtis Salgado 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.bluesaccess.com [Source type: General]

^ Take This Simple Quiz”, which almost suggests that Belushi looks down upon his more feminine male counterparts: .
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.The footage was part of a running gag where the episode's guest-star would not survive past the opening credit sequence without meeting some gruesome end.^ Made a "Guest Star Appearance" on an episode of the 1982 TV series "Police Squad!"
  • John Belushi - Biography 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Also, as noted in one of the commentary tracks on the DVD, John nearly drowned during the filming of the scene.^ Then the film of Wired came out and it had one scene that wasn't in the book.
  • BartCop Entertainment - Michael Dare Special 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC suprmchaos.com [Source type: General]

The scene never aired.[citation needed]
.Belushi and his friend Dan Aykroyd were slated to present the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 54th Academy Awards, an event held less than four weeks after his death.^ Academy Award winner for Midnight Cowboy (see list of Oscar Winners for Best Director ) John Schuck (born 1940) American actor.
  • John on BabyNamer 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.babynamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Mitchell Fink: I tried to approach the Belushi chapter from the point of view of the two closest people in his life, his wife Judy and his best friend and partner Dan Aykroyd.

^ Co-starring with Belushi on SNL included Dan Aykroyd , who would become Belushi’s closest friend and business associate; and Chevy Chase , with whom Belushi had a strained relationship, as Chase fast became the most popular actor on the program.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

Aykroyd presented the award alone, commenting on the stage "My partner would have loved to have been here to present this award, given that he was something of a visual effect himself."[citation needed]
.Belushi is interred in Abel's Hill Cemetery on Martha's Vineyard Chilmark, Massachusetts.^ James Taylor sang The Lonesome Road at John's memorial service at Martha's Vineyard Cemetery.
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^ The summer before Belushi died, Aykroyd had convinced him to move to Martha's Vineyard to clean up.
  • I'm still haunted by Belushi | Film | The Observer 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Belushi and Judy went to Martha’s Vineyard to relax for the summer.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.His tombstone reads "He Gave Us Laughter.^ The epitaph on John's tombstone reads "He made us laugh, and now he makes us think".
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[13]" His gravestone is not above his body. It was moved after operators of the cemetery had found many signs of vandalism and rowdiness where his body lies. .He also has a cenotaph at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, Illinois.^ There is also a memorial at the Belushi family plot at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

Tributes

.John Belushi's life is detailed in the 1985 biography Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi by Bob Woodward.^ Bob Woodward vs. John Belushi and me .
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^ Wired: The short life and fast times of John Belushi.
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^ WIRED: by Bob Woodward A critical analysis of the life and death of John Belushi .
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.Many friends and relatives of Belushi, including his wife Judy, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, agreed to be interviewed at length for the book, but later felt the final product was exploitative and not representative of the John Belushi they knew.^ Dan Aykroyd did the same for John Belushi.

^ Recieving it on his half was his brother, Jim and friend, Dan Aykroyd.
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^ Mike Leach should barge into the middle of the game Saturday night the way the late John Belushi played the final scene of "Animal House."
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.The book was later adapted into a feature film in which Belushi was played by Michael Chiklis.^ While co-hosting an episode of "Siskel & Ebert & the Movies" (1986) with Richard Roeper , longtime friend and collaborator Harold Ramis revealed that it was Belushi's longtime ambition to play Ludwig van Beethoven in a feature film.
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^ Mike Leach should barge into the middle of the game Saturday night the way the late John Belushi played the final scene of "Animal House."
  • John Belushi Wire - Topix 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Old Boyfriends opened in March 1979 and quickly closed; fans were disappointed that Belushi had played it straight in the film.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Belushi's friends and family boycotted the film, which proved to be critical and caused the movie to be a box-office flop.^ While co-hosting an episode of "Siskel & Ebert & the Movies" (1986) with Richard Roeper , longtime friend and collaborator Harold Ramis revealed that it was Belushi's longtime ambition to play Ludwig van Beethoven in a feature film.
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^ The film has grossed more than $140 million at the box office.
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^ Belushi caused delays in the filming of 1941 , which distressed Spielberg, a self-professed “control freak”.
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The Grateful Dead performed the song "West L.A. Fadeaway" beginning in late 1982. The song, penned by long time lyricist Robert Hunter and sung by Jerry Garcia, contains fairly explicit references to Belushi's death, especially the line "Looking for a chateau, 21 rooms but one will do."[2]
.Belushi was portrayed by actors Eric Siegel in Gilda Radner: It's Always Something, Tyler Labine in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (which also features his friendship with Robin Williams), and Michael Chiklis in Wired.^ Related Topix: Gilda Radner , Eric Idle , Laraine Newman , Paul Shaffer .
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^ On the night before Belushi’s death, Robert De Niro and Robin Williams visited him at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, where Belushi was staying in Bungalow 3.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ What follows is part of an interview done with Michael O'Donahue, fellow actor and cocaine abuser with Belushi on Saturday Night.
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His widow later remarried and is now Judith Belushi Pisano. Her biography (with co-biographer Tanner Colby) of John, Belushi: A Biography is a collection of first-person interviews and photographs, and was published in 2005.
.On April 1, 2004, 22 years after his death, Belushi was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, after a ten-year lobby by James Belushi and Judith Belushi Pisano.^ JUDITH BELUSHI PISANO: The premiere was not a typical Hollywood promotional affair.
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^ He's been dead 22 years, but John Belushi is finally scheduled to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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^ Portrayed John D. Cort from 1989-1990 (see list of Actors on ''Baywatch'' ) John Nesbitt Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio (see list of Radio Personalities with Stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame ) Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television (see list of Movie Personalities with Stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame ) John Payne (born 1912, died 1989) American actor.
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.Among those present at the ceremony were Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Tom Arnold.^ The part of D-Day was written for Dan Aykroyd but he didn't do it, probably because of his commitment to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The studio wanted Chevy Chase to be Otter, but Landis thought that Chase was too recognizable a face to pull the character off.
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^ Co-starring with Belushi on SNL included Dan Aykroyd , who would become Belushi’s closest friend and business associate; and Chevy Chase , with whom Belushi had a strained relationship, as Chase fast became the most popular actor on the program.
  • John Belushi - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Related Topix: Comedy , Entertainment , Television , Saturday Night Live , Chevy Chase , Dan Aykroyd , Bill Murray .
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.In 2006, Biography Channel aired the "John Belushi" episode of Final 24, a documentary following Belushi in the last 24 hours leading to his death.^ Whenever people lament the death of John Belushi I feel the need to remind them that Chevy Chase was funny once.
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^ Mike Leach should barge into the middle of the game Saturday night the way the late John Belushi played the final scene of "Animal House."
  • John Belushi Wire - Topix 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ On March 5, 1982, John Belushi was found dead in his hotel room at the age of 33; the cause of death was a lethal injection of cocaine and heroin .
  • John Belushi - Yahoo! TV 9 January 2010 14:014 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In 2010, Biography aired a full biography documentation of the life of "John Belushi".

Filmography

SNL characters and impersonations

Recurring characters
  • Samurai Futaba
  • Captain Ned, one of Miles Cowperthwaite's cronies
  • Jacob Papageorge alias 'Joliet' Jake Blues, from the Blues Brothers
  • Jeff Widette, from the Widettes
  • Kevin (from The Mall sketches)
  • Kuldorth (from The Coneheads)
  • Larry Farber (one half of the Farber couple [the wife, Bobbi, was played by Gilda Radner])
  • Lowell Brock, from the H&L Brock commercials
  • Matt Cooper, from the Land Shark sketches
  • Pete, from the Olympia Cafe
  • Steve Beshekas (who was in real life a good friend of Belushi's since community college)
  • Frank Leary, one of St. Mickey's Knights of Columbus
Celebrity impersonations

References

  1. ^ It’s The Artie Talkin’ - DIMP interviews Artie Lange from dvdinmypants.com
  2. ^ The Albanians: an ethnic history from prehistoric times to the present By Edwin E. Jacques page XI of preview ISBN 0899509320 [1]
  3. ^ Belushi's SNL Bio from NBC.com
  4. ^ John Belushi Biography (1949-1982) from filmreference.com
  5. ^ Books Of The Times; Close-Up Of John Belushi from the New York Times
  6. ^ a b They Were Belushis (or Blues Brothers) from genealogywise.com
  7. ^ The religion of John Belushi, actor, comedian from adherents.com
  8. ^ The party's over: Some say SIUC has finally shed rowdy school image, a May 8, 2006 article from The Southern Illinoisan
  9. ^ "John Belushi, Manic Comic of TV and Films Dies.". New York Times. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40611FD3E5F0C758CDDAA0894DA484D81. Retrieved 2007-09-25. "John Belushi, the manic, rotund comedian whose outrageous antics and spastic impersonations on the Saturday Night Live television show propelled him to stardom in the 1970's, was found dead yesterday in a rented bungalow in Hollywood, where he had launched a film career in recent years. The 33-year-old actor ..." 
  10. ^ Robin Williams, television biography from the Biography Channel, 7/7/06.
  11. ^ John Belushi Dies at the Chateau Marmont from franksreelreviews.com
  12. ^ Figure in John Belushi Case Freed From California Prison - New York Times
  13. ^ FindAGrave.com

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Simple English

John Belushi (January 24, 1949 - March 5, 1982) was a American actor in movies and television shows.

Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were immigrants from Albania. His brother is James Belushi, who is also an actor.

John was co-captain of the football team in high school as well as homecoming king in his senior year. In school he was already active in acting, but wanted to become a baseball-coach. His drama-teacher pursued him to become a professional actor.

He appeared mainly in TV shows, and was one of the founders of Saturday Night Live. His Blues Brothers act with Dan Aykroyd was famous, long before The Blues Brothers movie (1980).

Unfortunately Belushi became a drug addict. He used both heroin and cocaine, and a lot of both. When The Blues Brothers was made, he spent about $40,000 to $70,000 a week on drugs.[needs proof]

John Belushi died in 1982 from a drug overdose.

Other websites

John Belushi at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)


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