It’s a sad day in the world of television as Dick Clark, “America’s Oldest Teenager,” passed away this morning at the age of 82.
According to Clark’s representative, the famed television icon suffered a massive heart attack this morning, following an outpatient procedure Clark underwent last night.
Over the course of Clark’s amazing 66 year-long career, he is credited with producing 170 television series, many of which he himself hosted. Clark’s Career began in 1945 by working in the mail room of WRUN at the age of 16. Two years later, he was an on air announcer.
While employed as a disc jockey at the radio station WFIL in 1952, Clark got his first break on television when he was asked to serve as a regular substitute host on Bob Horn’s Bandstand, which was later renamed American Bandstand after Clark was brought ...
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