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SmashMouth 04-18-2012 03:54 PM

TV and music pioneer Dick Clark dies at age 82
Dick Clark, the creator of "American Bandstand" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," died Wednesday morning.
He was 82.
Clark suffered a massive heart attack after entering St. Johnís Hospital in Santa Monica on Tuesday night for an outpatient procedure, his family said in a statement.

Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
Clark had suffered a stroke in 2004, which forced him to significantly curtail his hosting of "New Years' Rockin' Eve," a show he created in 1972.
Long dubbed "the world's oldest teenager" because of his boyish appearance, Clark bridged the rebellious new music scene and traditional show business, and was equally comfortable whether chatting about music with Sam Cooke or bantering with Ed McMahon about TV bloopers.
He thrived as the founder of Dick Clark Productions, supplying movies, game and music shows, beauty contests and more to TV. Among his credits are "The $25,000 Pyramid," "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" and the American Music Awards.
But it was "American Bandstand" for which Clark was best known. The show was one of network TV's longest-running series, airing as part of ABC's daytime lineup from 1957 to 1987. Over the years, it introduced stars ranging from Buddy Holly to Michael Jackson to Madonna.
Clark joined "Bandstand" in 1956 after Bob Horn, who'd been the host since its 1952 debut, was fired. Under Clark's guidance, it went from a local Philadelphia show to a national phenomenon.

Read more: TV and music pioneer Dick Clark dies at age 82 | Fox News

WhoDat!656 04-18-2012 04:17 PM

Sad. He will be missed! R.I.P.

neugey 04-18-2012 10:20 PM

A real professional. I used to love 25K Pyramid. There will never be another like Dick Clark. RIP.

QBREES9 04-20-2012 11:39 PM

WOW the 25k Pyramid i remember that game show. R.I.P Mr Clark. You were one of the great ones.

SloMotion 04-21-2012 05:41 AM

'Bandstand', 25k Pyramid & New Year's Rockin' Eve ... one of the 'coolest' guys you ever knew ... RIP.

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