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Dick Clark (center) hosts American Bandstand c. 1957

Source: britannica.com

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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Variety, 2018-11-08 01:01:26
Casting director Eddie Foy III, whose credits include “Happy Days” and the Emmy Awards, died after a fall on Nov. 3, his publicist confirmed. He was 83. Foy had been a casting director for more than 42 years. He worked with Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems, 20th Century Fox, and Dick Clark ...

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Variety, 2018-09-14 19:11:14
The Golden Globe Awards will stay on NBC. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions have set an eight-year deal with the network to continue to broadcast Globes, beginning with the 2019 show set for Jan. 6. The announcement Friday makes official a deal that had been nearly ...

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Variety, 2018-09-05 15:15:20
Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced today that Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s hit comedy “Black-ish,” will return as host and an executive producer for the “2018 American Music Awards.” The actress was a strong host at last year’s show, which she promised would focus on “women who take ...

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