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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

In the news

varietymattdonnelly
Variety, 2020-04-14 20:45:51
Layoffs have begun at Valence Media, the conglomerate that owns editorial operations like The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, and content shops like Dick Clark Productions and Media Rights Capital. Senior writers and editors at Billboard and Vibe magazines were pink slipped early Tuesday, employees tweeted. Cuts at THR are also ...

chrislwillman
Variety, 2020-03-26 13:30:09
The “ACM Presents: Our Country” special that was recently slated to fill in for the postponed ACM Awards next month now has a packed roster of participating country (and a few non-country) artists. The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced more than two dozen acts who’ll participate ...

chrislwillman
Variety, 2020-03-23 13:30:05
Producers of the Academy of Country Music Awards have settled on a new date for the live CBS telecast, landing on Sept. 16, pushing back the ceremony five months from its originally scheduled April 5 perch. Notably, the announcement from the ACM and Dick Clark Productions said that the venue ...

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