Dick Clark

  • Dick Clark
    • Famous as : Entertainer, TV host
    • Birth Name : Richard Wagstaff Clark
    • Birth Date : November 30, 1929
    • Birth Place : Mount Vernon, New York, USA
    • Spouse : Barbara Mallery (28-Jun-52 - 6-May-61), Loretta Martin (1962 - 1971), Kari Wigton (since 7-July-77)
    • Claim to Fame : Host of TV show "American Bandstand" (1956-1989)
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Dick Clark was the man behind the game show "Pyramid" and the annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve". Born on November 30, 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York as Richard Augustus Wagstaff Clark, Jr., he died on April 18, 2012 of a heart attack following a medical procedure. He was survived by his third wife Kari Wigton, whom he married on July 7, 1977. His first wife was Barbara Mallery to whom he married from 1952 to 1961. The couple had one son; Richard Augustus Clark III ("R.A.", or "Rac"). He married his second wife, Loretta Martin in 1962.They had two children; Duane and Cindy, and divorced in 1971.

A 10-year-old Clark decided to pursue a career in radio and thus began working on his career early on. He first worked in the mailroom at AM radio station WRUN in Rome, New York, that was owned by his uncle and managed by his father. After few minor jobs in the station, he was billed to host the country music program "Cactus Dick and the Santa Fe Riders" at the television station WKTV and later on replaced Robert Earle as a newscaster.

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