Dick Clark

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Dick Clark
Dick Clark American Bandstand 1961.JPG
Dick Clark in 1961
BornRichard Augustus Wagstaff Clark, Jr.
(1929-11-30)November 30, 1929
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 18, 2012(2012-04-18) (aged 82)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of deathCardiac arrest Heart attack
Resting placeCremated
ResidenceSanta Monica, California
NationalityAmerican
Other namesWorld's Oldest Teenager (nickname)
EducationA.B. Davis High School
Alma materSyracuse University
OccupationBusinessman
Game show host
Radio/television personality
Years active1945-2012
Home townMount Vernon, New York
Board member ofDick Clark Productions
Spouse(s)Barbara Mallery
(m. 1952–1961; divorced)
Loretta Martin
(m. 1962–1971; divorced)
Kari Wigton
(1977–2012, his death)
ChildrenRichard Augustus Wagstaff Clark III
Duane Clark
Cindy Clark
Parent(s)Julia Fuller (née Barnard),
Richard A.W. Clark Sr.
FamilyBradley Clark
(Brother)
WebsiteDickClarkProductions.com

Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 — April 18, 2012) was an American television entertainer. He was nicknamed "the world's oldest teenager". From the 1950s to the 2000s, he entertained people from around the United States, as well as the rest of the world. He also hosted game shows, including The $100,000 Pyramid. His other shows included Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Clark died on the morning of April 18, 2012 in Santa Monica, California from a heart attack.[1]

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  1. "Dick Clark Dead – Dies from 'Massive Heart Attack' at 82". TMZ.com. June 23, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2012.

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