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Richard Wagner -- Clark was born in Mount Vernon, New York in November of 1929.
As student body president and member of the drama club.
Clark was voted most likely to sell the Brooklyn Bridge in high school.
He graduated from Syracuse university in 1950 watt with -- advertising.
And after a brief stint as a news anchor in upstate New York Clark got a job as a radio announcer in Philadelphia.
Hosting a show called -- -- The TB sister station had a show called American Bandstand and -- his host was arrested for drunk driving.
They call -- and Dick Clark as a replacement.
It was nearly a year before Clark convince the American broadcasting company to take the show national.
They finally did on August 5 1957.
The rest as they say -- is history.
Dick Clark introduce the country to some of rock and -- brightest stars.
Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry made their TV debuts on American -- as did prince and my.
Donna your dreams were swept into real well virtually everybody was anybody appeared on the show with the exception of Elvis Presley.
The Beatles and The Rolling -- The program also started dance -- Such as the ready and -- would Tuesday.
One of my best role and the biggest of all it.
Sweeping the country all over that was part of -- station in the last four years I think all the twists.
Ladies and gentlemen here's -- -- People -- all whites and -- socialize on the floor young Billy film burn today.
That was amazing that it's been.
Then saw black entertainers on the stage there was from 1952 want to have was just accept.
A real problem and I think you know bring people.
Widgets including these great record if I had a good eaten Manhattan home.
And where to -- then they're -- environment and a much dictated how.
This is the number one song.
And bid is that number one law.
Mark posted American Bandstand for 33 years until 1989.
She'll make Clark of very rich man he invested in other ventures like music publishing -- record label and Dick Clark productions.
Through which she hosted and produced thousands of hours of radio.
Game shows movies the American music awards and Dick Clark's new years rocking -- Which began in 1972.
This is that.
Ever had at one point Clark was the only personality to host top rated series on all three network.
And in syndication at the same time.
He had the TV bloopers franchise on NBC bandstand.
And -- 25000.
Dollar bid on CBS.
It was a long hard fight but a debilitating stroke in 2004 brought him up short.
When he returned to the New Year's -- show to ring in 2006.
It was only a limited capacity with Ryan Seacrest signing on to co host and co executive produced the show.
Look -- -- it's just would not mean he is able to not get caught there's nothing like -- -- engineer our New Year's -- and believe me.
This is one side will never ever project.
Clark is survived by two sons and a daughter from previous marriages and third wife -- -- and who he married in 1977.
Inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame the radio hall of fame the academy of television arts and sciences hall of fame.
I'm honored with a star on Hollywood's walk of fame.
-- legacy goes much deeper.
Music is the soundtrack of our lives.
In music and man once known as America's oldest teenager will forever be remembered as an icon of American interest.
In Los Angeles.
Anita Vogel Fox News.
It's Dick Clark did today.
-- 82 we don't know much about his passing yet we we we don't know who was with them -- the circumstances surrounding it.
Except we are just getting information from a publicist for Dick Clark I've just been told them to read this for you now.
Entertainment -- this is from -- Paul chef friend.
At the -- -- and company which is Dicks Dick Clark's long time PR companies that.
Reading here entertainment icon Dick Clark passed away this morning Wednesday at the age of 82.
Fouling a massive heart attack it was announced by his family.
At 82 he had entered saint John's hospital in Santa Monica last night for an outpatient procedure.
Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful.
He survived by his wife Kerry and his three children -- the Wayne.
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