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| Richard Augustus Wagstaff Clark, Jr, was born in
Mount Vernon, New York. Known as a cultural icon he remains best known
for hosting American television's longest-running variety show, American
Bandstand, from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and
Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve. He is also best
known for his trademark sign-off, "For now, Dick Clark. So long!",
accompanied with a military salute. Clark suffered a massive stroke in
December 2004. With speech ability still impaired, Clark returned to his
New Year's Rockin' Eve show a year later on December 31, 2005.
Subsequently, he appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006, and
every New Year's Rockin' Eve show through the 20112012 show. On
April 18, 2012, Clark died after suffering a heart attack following
surgery to fix an enlarged prostate, a transurethral resection of the
prostate, he was 82.
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