"The World’s Oldest Teenager” is 81 years old. Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark was born on November 30, 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York. He started his career in 1945 when he worked in the mailroom of radio station WRUN in Utica, New York. He eventually became a weatherman and then a newsman.
|Dick Clark hosting American Bandstand|
|Dick and wife Kari|
In 1972, Dick Clark began producing and hosting Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve. He suffered a debilitating stroke on December 8, 2004 and has been left with a speech impediment. For the first time in 32 years, he was unable to join in the New Year's festivities. Regis Philbin filled in for him that year and he returned to the broadcast in 2005, despite his slurred speech.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Dick Clark died of a heart attack on April 18, 2012 at the age of 82.