Dick Clark started working in 1945 in the mailroom of a radio station owned by his uncle and managed by his father in Utica, New York. He was quickly promoted.
In 1952, Clark moved to Philadelphia where he subsequently became the host of American Bandstand.
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In 1973, Clark became host of The $10,000 Pyramid game show.
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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve debuted in 1972 and became an American tradition every Dec. 31.
Michael Jackson and Dick Clark celebrated American Bandstand's 50th...A Celebration! in 2002.
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After suffering a stroke in December 2004, Clark returned to celebrate New Year's Rockin' Eve with help from fellow broadcaster Ryan Seacrest.
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Bon Jovi presented Dick Clark with the Merit Award during rehearsals for the American Music Awards which his company, Dick Clark Productions, created and produced. His producing credits also included the Academy of Country Music and Golden Globe Awards.