Dick Clark Biography: From 'American Bandstand' to 'Rockin' Eve'

Richard Wagstaff Clark was born November 30th, 1929 and raised in Mount Vernon, New York, where he nurtured a love of broadcasting. Early radio and TV jobs soon led to his big break: in 1956 he took over as the sole host of "Bandstand." Pretty soon, the show was renamed "American Bandstand" when it went national, and became a sensation. Clark was credited with shaping music trends and the early years of television. He parlayed that success into a success business career behind-the-scenes, and added countless production credits along the way. Clark became the face of New Year’s with his "Rockin' Eve" specials, and goes does in history as "America’s Oldest Teenager." In this video, WatchMojo.com learns more about the life and career of Dick Clark.

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