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Dick Clark

Dick Clark

Age
82 (passed away Apr. 18th, 2012)
Birthday
Nov. 30th, 1929
Born in
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Height
5' 9

Dick Clark's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Dick Clark Show TV Show
The Dick Clark Show
Live! Dick Clark Presents TV Show
Live! Dick Clark Presents
Dick Clark's World of Talent TV Show
Dick Clark's World of Talent
Dinah! TV Show
Dinah!
The Other Half TV Show
The Other Half
 

Main Movie Roles

2012 - 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

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
3
Team Captain
2
Himself (Voiced)
2
Gil Knox
2
Dick Clark (Voiced)
2
Himself (Voiced)
2
Himself
2
Himself - Host
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Is a close personal friend of singer 'Connie Francis' (qv). Connie's music label was going to drop her if her last recorded song didn't sell. Thankfully, Dick played it, "Who's Sorry Now", on _"Bandstand" (1952)_ (qv) and it became an instant hit. Dick has stayed by her side even through her personal tragedies and she thanks him in every single one of her shows.
  • 2005: For the first time in 32 years, he was not around to see the New Year in with his "Rockin' New Year's Eve" celebration on TV. It was hoped that after he had suffered his mild stroke in early December 2004 that he would recover enough to host the festivities. With Clark still in his hospital bed on New Year's Eve, 'Regis Philbin' (qv) filled in for him.
  • Filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles, alleging that Michael Greene, president and chief executive of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, maintains a "blacklist" policy that prevents stars - including 'Britney Spears' (qv), 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv), 'Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs' (qv) and 'Toni Braxton' (qv) - from performing on both Greene's Grammy Awards and Clark's American Music Awards. The suit seeks $10 million in damages. (19 December 2001)
  • Children with Loretta Martin: 'Duane Clark' (qv) and Cindy Clark.
  • Was hospitalized for a mild stroke and is reportedly doing fine. [8 December 2004]
  • In one of his few dramatic roles, he played against his nice guy image to portray the murderer in the final episode (air date 2 May 1966) of _"Perry Mason" (1957)_ (qv). The episode was appropriately titled "The Case of the Final Fadeout". He also played against type as a nerdy guy who turns out to be a psycho killer in the film _Killers Three (1968)_ (qv).
  • Child with first wife Barbara Mallery, Richard, Jr., was born 9 January 1957 in Philadelphia, PA.


Related sites for this celeb
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