Spokesman Paul Shefrin said the "American Bandstand" creator had a heart attack Wednesday morning at Saint John's hospital in Santa Monica, a day after he was admitted for an outpatient procedure. 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. For a time in the s, he had shows on all three networks and was listed among the Forbes of wealthiest Americans. Clark also was part of radio as partner in the United Stations Radio Networks, which provided programs - including Clark's - to thousands of stations. People come up to me and say, 'I love your show,' and I have no idea which one they're talking about.
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Clark suffered a massive heart attack following a procedure in Los Angeles, EW has confirmed. The show — an intoxicating mix of studio-audience dancing and pop-star appearances — ran daily until ; it moved to Hollywood the next year and ran weekly until , then continued in syndication for another two years. Music Survey. Regis Philbin filled in that year.
Dick Clark dead at 82
He returned on Dec. Here are some photos of Clark through the years:. Another mismanaged controversy ends with ESPN watching an elite talent walk out the door. It all seems so unnecessary. Media ethics students learn they, too, often fail at truth-telling.
Sometimes known as "America's oldest teenager," Dick Clark was one of the most influential figures in popular music. American Bandstand began in and continued until With the show, he helped advance the careers of countless artists, including Paul Anka , Barry Manilow and Madonna.