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Clark, Richard Wagstaff

Born: 1929 AD
Died: 2012 AD
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”