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Ed Yates (I) (1918–2006)


Father of sons; George, Edward, Joseph, Philip, Gregory and John. Daughters, Patricia McCann and Teresa Petrecz. See more trivia »


(age 87) in Media, Pennsylvania, USA

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In 1952, he volunteered to direct New American Bandstand 1965 (1952), a new show on Philadelphia's WFIL-TV, featuring local teens dancing to the latest hits, debuted with Bob Horn as host and took off after Dick Clark, already a radio veteran at age 26, took over in 1956. Became a national institution that made Clark a star. Broadcast live in its early years, even after it became part of the ABC ... See more »

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