Kandy Johnson was the drag persona of Ken Johnson of Sydney, Australia. Known as a true icon to the Sydney Gay community Ken left his mark as a performer, club owner, and author. Sadly, Ken (Kandy) passed away on February 27, 2010 after a long battler with cancer.
As the first comedian at Australia’s first gay nightclub and an original Les Girl, Kandy was an camp icon even by the early 60s. But Ken Johnson went on to own some of Sydney’s most significant camp/gay/lesbian night spots – the Garden of Eden in Enmore, Kandy’s Purple Onion Kensington, the Park Inn Woollahra and Ken’s Karate Klub Kensington.
Ken (Kandy) published his auto-biography in 2009 titled: “Kandy: What a Drag!”.
Visit the Kandy Johnson tribute page on Facebook.