Richard Wagstaff Clark   November 30, — April 18, was an American radio and television personality , television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from to Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and they were among the first in which the live studio audience sat down together without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a "youth culture. In his off-stage roles, Clark served as chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions company though he sold off his financial interest in his later years.
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October 11, By Giselle Foster. During his lifetime, he also produced and acted in movies. However, his biggest claim to fame is hosting American Bandstand from to When it came to finding true love, Clark had a few misses.
The host and producer was a trailblazer in the entertainment industry in many aspects. He tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, Barbara Mallery, in They had a son, Richard Jr.