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Dick Clark (I) (1929–2012)


Dick Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which was owned by his uncle and managed by his father. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Commercial for Dairy Queen (1988) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? See more »

Trivia:

Over the years, his show New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) gave many new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, including those of Ike Turner and his ex-wife Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Melba Moore, Donna Summer, Madonna, Michael Damian, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper, Talking Heads, The Beatles, The Monkees, Stevie Wonder... See more »

Trademark:

His departing catchphrase delivered with a military salute. See more »

Nickname:

The World's Oldest Teenager

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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