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Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Claim to Fame
American Bandstand (1956-1989).
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Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (born November 30, 1929) is an American businessman; game-show host; and radio and television personality. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, which he has sold part of in recent years. He is best known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, five versions of the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark`s New Year`s Rockin` Eve. Clark has long been known for his departing catchphrase, "For now, Dick Clark...so long," delivered with a military salute, and for his youthful appearance, earning the moniker "America`s Oldest Teenager", until he had a stroke in late 2004. With some speech ability still impaired, Clark returned to his New Year`s Rockin` Eve show on December 31, 2005/January 1, 2006. Subsequently, he has appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006, and every New Year`s Rockin` Eve show since then. On November 30, 2009, disc jockeys throughout the nation paid tribute to Clark on his 80th birthday.
Clark has been married three times. His first marriage was to Barbara Mallery in 1952; the couple had one son, Richard A. (named after his father), and divorced in 1961. He married Loretta Martin in 1962; the couple had two children, Duane and Cindy, and divorced in 1971. Since July 7, 1977, Clark has been married to Kari Wigton.
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Richard Wagstaff Clark
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Cause of Death
Radio And Television Personality.
Place of Death
Santa Monica, California, United States
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.
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Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States (1951)
Richard Augustus Clark
Julia Fuller (née Barnard) Clark