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Dick Clark

Born - November 30, 1929
Died April 18, 2012 (82-years-old)
 
Legendary entertainment mogul ... who forever changed the face of music, television and New Years Eve.
 
Took over "American Bandstand" in 1956 … helped propel the careers of Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, Madonna, Paul Anka and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
 
Launched a production company that kicked out iconic shows like "The $25,000 Pyramid" … "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" … "So You Think You Can Dance" … "The American Music Awards" … "Shaq Vs" … and more.
 
Credited for discovering Ryan Seacrest. … and also blamed for discovering Ryan Seacrest.
 
R.I.P.

LATEST STORIES
  
Dick Clark's Frat -- Forget Kegs, We're Using $1 Million to Fix Our House

Dick Clark's Frat
Forget Kegs, We're Using $1 Mil To Fix Our House

Put away the red solo cups ... Dick Clark's college frat will NOT be using the TV icon's $1 million donation to throw the biggest kegger in history ... they're planning to use it to gussy… READ MORE >

Dick Clark Estate -- Donating $1 Million to College Frat

Dick Clark Estate
Donating $1 Million To College Frat

The ghost of Dick Clark is on double secret probation ... because TMZ has learned the legend earmarked $1 MILLION of his fortune for his college frat ... and that's a lot of beer.According to… READ MORE >

- 402 days ago
Dick Clark's Flintstones House -- Price Slashed Because No One Wants It

Dick Clark's Flintstones House
Price Slashed 'Cause No One Wants It

Dick Clark's Flintstones-themed house in Malibu is apparently an unsellable freak of architecture -- because after nearly a year on the market ... no one's bought it ... and now, the asking price… READ MORE >

- 431 days ago
Ryan Seacrest -- New Year's Eve Will be a CELEBRATION of Dick Clark

Ryan Seacrest
New Year's Eve Will be a Celebration of Dick Clark

Ryan Seacrest tells TMZ ... the countdown to 2013 will be a special one, because he'll be honoring his late friend and mentor ... the great Dick Clark. Seacrest was leaving a birthday lunch at… READ MORE >

- 480 days ago
Dick Clark Death Certificate -- Prostate Surgery Before Heart Attack

Dick Clark Death Certificate
Prostate Surgery Before Heart Attack

Dick Clark underwent prostate surgery the day before he died from a heart attack ... this according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ.According to the death certificate, doctors performed a… READ MORE >

- 726 days ago
Dick Clark Dies -- Staff Informed of Mogul's Death at 'Emotional' Office Meeting

Dick Clark
Staff Informed of Mogul's Death at 'Emotional' Office Meeting

The staff at Dick Clark Productions learned about the death of their fearless leader directly from the honchos at the company ... during an "emotional" company meeting hours before the news got… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
Dick Clark Dead -- Dies from 'Massive Heart Attack' at 82

Dick Clark
Dead at 82 'Massive Heart Attack'

Dick Clark -- famed TV producer and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" host -- died from a massive heart attack this morning ... TMZ has learned.Clark's rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John's… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
President Obama -- Dick Clark Changed Television ... FOREVER

President Obama
Dick Clark Changed Television ... FOREVER

President Barack Obama has released a statement on the passing of Dick Clark ... praising the entertainment mogul as an innovator who "reshaped the television landscape forever." "With… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
Denis Leary ROASTS Dick Clark -- 'Leather-faced Syrup-Voiced Lizard Person'

Denis Leary
Dick Clark Was a 'Leather-Faced Syrup-Voiced Lizard Person'

Dick Clark's only been dead a few hours ... but the roasting has already begun ... this time, it's Denis Leary leading the charge. Leary went to his Twitter a few minutes ago and wrote, "With Dick… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
Dick Clark -- Candlelight Vigil at American Bandstand Theater

Dick Clark
Candlelight Vigil at American Bandstand Theater

Dick Clark will be honored tonight with a candlelight vigil outside of the theater he founded in Branson, Missouri ... TMZ has learned. A rep for the theater tells us ... the staff, along with… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago

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