Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Clark, Richard Wagstaff (Dick)

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Announcer, TV Host, TV Personality


1929 - Born on the 30th of November in Mount Vernon, New York U.S.A. 1945 - He began his career in show business when he started working in the mailroom of radio station WRUN in Utica, New York.


- He was promoted to weatherman and news announcer at WRUN radio station.


1952 - He  married to Barbara Mallery. 1957 - On 5th of August, he became the full time host of "American Bandstand" (long-running dance music television) and aired on ABC (American Broadcasting Company).


1961 - He divorced Barbara Mallery.


1962 - He married  Loretta Martin.


1972 - He produced and hosted "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin'Eve" (television program every New Year's Eve aired on ABC).


1973 - He created the American Music Awards show (one of four annual major American music awards show).


1984 - He produced and co-hosted the NBC series "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes".


2005 - He made his return to television, returning to the "Dick Clarks New Year's Rockin'Eve"




Page last updated: 5:26am, 19th Dec '10

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