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Sign in. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which was owned by his uncle and managed by his father. He worked his way up the ranks and was promoted to weatherman before becoming a radio announcer.
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.
I would much rather be working. How did you make the decision to return after your stroke in ? I had the opportunity after a year off of announcing the ball drop. I wanted to do it very badly.
Clark was well known for his trademark sign-off, "For now, Dick Clark — so long! Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and likewise among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a "youth culture".
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.
Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at 82, and it was fitting that the man dubbed The World's Oldest Teenager found his first wife during his teenage years. But it was 20 years until Clark found lasting love with wife No. Clark's marriage to wife Barbara, which did not produce any children, lasted a little more than eight years before they divorced in
Neda Ulaby. Dick Clark, affectionately known as the "world's oldest teenager," has died. He was 82, and had suffered a heart attack while in a Santa Monica hospital for an outpatient procedure.
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.