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Dick Clark
Name: Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark
Born: November 30, 1929
Birth Hometown: Mount Vernon, New York
Died: April 18, 2012 (age 82)
Place of death: Santa Monica, California
Occupation: TV Host, Producer, Radio/television personality
Years active: 1945-2012
Known for: Hosting the game shows The $25,000 Pyramid and S100,000 Pyramid

Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark (b. November 30, 1929, d. April 18, 2012) was an American television and radio personality, game show host and businessman; he served as chairman and CEO of Dick Clark Productions, which he has sold part of in recent years. He was best known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, five versions of the Pyramid game show, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (with Ryan Seacrest).


  • Dick Clark played on Bill Cullen’s 1970s version of The $25,000 Pyramid.
  • He also played on the 2000s version of Pyramid (hosted by Donny Osmond).
  • His most popular nickname was "America's Oldest Living Teenager", and he is also most famous for his departing catchphrase, which he often accompanies with a salute, "For now, Dick Clark. So long."


  • On April 18, 2012, Clark died of a heart attack.

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