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Dick Clark

Dick Clark in 1961
Born Richard Augustus Wagstaff Clark, Jr.
November 30, 1929(1929-11-30)
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Died April 18, 2012(2012-04-18) (aged 82)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of death Cardiac arrest Heart attack
Resting place Cremated
Residence Santa Monica, California
Nationality American
Other names World's Oldest Teenager (nickname)
Education A.B. Davis High School
Alma mater Syracuse University
Occupation Businessman
Game show host
Radio/television personality
Years active 1945-2012
Home town Mount Vernon, New York
Board member of Dick Clark Productions
Spouse Barbara Mallery
(m. 1952–1961; divorced)
Loretta Martin
(m. 1962–1971; divorced)
Kari Wigton
(1977–2012, his death)
Children Richard Augustus Wagstaff Clark III
Duane Clark
Cindy Clark
Parents Julia Fuller (née Barnard),
Richard A.W. Clark Sr.

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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