He has also built an entertainment empire that includes, Dick Clark Productions, a leading independent producer of television programming, and Unistar Communications Group, which distributes his radio shows. Clark recalls a deep admiration for radio voices and characters such as Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allenand Dave Garro way. He soon joined the school dramatics club and served as his high school class president.
The program's mix of lip-synched performances and its "Rate-a-Record" segment captivated teenagers, propelling Clark to fame. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, the long-running special broadcast that aired on December 31 each year, began inand he created numerous other shows over the years. Sometimes known as "America's oldest teenager," Dick Clark was one of the most influential figures in popular music.
He was Clark had continued performing even after he suffered a stroke in that affected his ability to speak and walk. It later aired for a year in syndication and briefly on the USA Network.
He was A spokesman, Paul Shefrin, said Mr. With the boyish good looks of a bound-for-success junior executive and a ubiquitous on-camera presence, Mr. Clark was among the most recognizable faces in the world, even if what he was most famous for — spinning records and jabbering with teenagers — was on the insubstantial side.
Dick Clark, the television icon and entertainment industry pioneer, died Wednesday at age A prolific host and TV producer, Clark is best remembered for his work on American Bandstandthe Pyramid game shows, and the annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special — not to mention an eternally youthful look that earned him the nickname "The World's Oldest Teenager. While he was a student at Syracuse University, he began hosting his own show.
April 18, Long dubbed "the world's oldest teenager" because of his boyish appearance, Clark bridged the rebellious new music scene and traditional show business, and equally comfortable whether chatting about music with Sam Cooke or bantering with Ed McMahon about TV bloopers. For a time in the s, he had shows on all three networks and was listed among the Forbes of wealthiest Americans.
Fill out the form below, or call us at He was one of the most celebrated TV personalities of all time, now RadarOnline. Like many celebrities he shortened his name to make it more catchy.
Dick Clarkthe music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with "American Bandstand," and whose trademark "Rockin' Eve" became a fixture of New Year's celebrations, died today at the age of Clark's agent Paul Shefrin said in statement that the veteran host died this morning following a "massive heart attack. Born in Mount Vernon, N. It wasn't long before the teenager was on the air, filling in for the weatherman and the announcer.
By Andy Soltis. The TV legend suffered a massive heart attack at St. For more than four decades Dick Clark Productions supplied movies, game shows, music shows and beauty contests.
One of television's most enduring personalities, Dick Clark, died on Wednesday April 18 after suffering from a massive heart attack. According to TMZthe longtime host of "American Bandstand" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" had been in a Los Angeles hospital undergoing an outpatient procedure when the heart attack struck, killing him at age Clark had weathered a number of serious ailments sincewhen he suffered a major stroke, forcing him to retire from "Rockin' Eve," which he had hosted since Photos: The life and career of Dick Clark.