82 (passed away Apr. 18th, 2012)
Nov. 30th, 1929
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Dick Clark's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2012 - Paul Williams Still Alive
2002 - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2002 - Bowling for Columbine
2001 - Spy Kids
1999 - The Suburbans
1994 - Forrest Gump
1968 - Wild in the Streets
1959 - Gidget
Guest TV Roles
Dick Clark (Voiced)
Himself - Host
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.
- Was considered as host of _"Gambit" (1972)_ (qv).
- In 1959 the U.S. Senate began investigating the practice of "payola", in which record companies bribed radio personalities to play new records. Clark admitted he accepted a fur stole and jewelry and held financial interests in artists and songs that were frequently on _"Bandstand" (1952)_ (qv). Even though he was cleared of any wrongdoing, he was ordered to either leave ABC or sell his interests; he sold.
- He and his wife Kari were married on 7/7/77 in a ceremony that started at 7:00 pm. His address in Burbank at that time was PO Box 7777.
- He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
- Child with first wife Barbara Mallery, Richard, Jr., was born 9 January 1957 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Rarely consumes alcoholic beverages, and every December 31, when he and his wife host "Rockin' New Year's Eve", she doesn't drink, either.
- Actor 'John Davidson (II)' (qv)'s father was the man who performed Dick and Kari's wedding vows.
- First wife Barbara Mallery was his childhood sweetheart.