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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

In the news

Variety, 2019-01-01 18:55:37
Before New Kids on The Block rang in 2019 with an iconic set in Times Square at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, members of the band reflected back to a tour that took place 10 years ago, where their opening act was a little-known singer who calls herself Lady ...

Variety, 2019-01-01 16:32:03
The 2018 edition of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve turned into a rain-soaked spectacle for performers Christina Aguilera, New Kids on the Block, Dan + Shay and Bastille, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the artists, waterlogged hosts Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, or the crowd of over ...

Variety, 2019-01-01 05:01:19
The third season of “Stranger Things” will launch on Netflix July 4, 2019. The streamer made the announcement via a clip that was designed to look like the local Hawkins, Ind. television affiliate. First, Dick Clark appeared during “live” footage of his 1985 “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” special, but as ...

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