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Dick Clark (center) hosts American Bandstand c. 1957

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Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark Jr. (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations. Clark was also well known for his trademark sign-off, "For now, Dick Clark — so long!", accompanied with a military salute.

Fact file

  • Born: Richard Augustus Wagstaff Clark Jr. November 30, 1929 Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
  • Died: April 18, 2012 (aged 82) Santa Monica, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease
  • Other names: World's Oldest Living Teenager (nickname)
  • Education: A.B. Davis High School
  • Alma mater: Syracuse University
  • Occupation: Radio/television personality, businessman, game show host
  • Years active: 1945–2012
  • Home town: Mount Vernon, New York
  • Board member of: Dick Clark Productions
  • Spouse(s): Barbara Mallery (m. 1952–1961; divorced) Loretta Martin (m. 1962–1971; divorced) Kari Wigton (m. 1977–2012; his death)
  • Children: Richard Augustus Clark III aka RAC Clark (b. 1957) Duane Clark (b. 1963) Cindy Clark (b.1965)
  • Parent(s): Julia Barnard (1897–1973), Richard A. Clark Sr. (1896–1989)
  • Family: Bradley Clark (Brother)
  • Awards: See Awards
  • Website: DickClarkProductions.com

Read more about Dick Clark at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Billboard, 2019-04-25 19:00:25
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Billboard, 2019-04-08 16:45:53
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Variety, 2019-03-15 18:00:11
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set next year’s Golden Globes ceremony for Jan. 5, 2020. Produced by Dick Clark Productions in partnership with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards air on NBC, and are viewed in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Globes fall just two days ...

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