Pop culture icon Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82. He started his career as a college disc jockey and went on to shape the way America viewed music, TV game shows and New Year's Eve. Here, he hosts <i>American Bandstand</i> in 1958.
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Dancing teens flock to Clark's <i>American Bandstand</i> after he took it national from Philadelphia's WFIL-TV in 1957.
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Clark and his first wife, Barbara, get a hand from the newest member of the <i>Bandstand</i> family, Richard Clark Jr., in 1958.
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Clark broadened his legacy in the 1970s and '80s by building a game-show empire. Here, on the set of <i>The New $25,000 Pyramid</i> in 1984, Clark mugs with Roxie Roker (left) and Marla Gibbs, co-stars of TV's <i>The Jeffersons</i>.
The eternally youthful Clark shares the stage at the Emerson Radio Hall of Fame in 1990 with fellow inductees (from left) Charles Osgood, Frank Stanton and Paul Harvey.
Clark celebrates the 50th birthday of <i>Bandstand</i> on May 3, 2002, with fans and a musical supergroup.
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A debilitating stroke in 2004 forced Clark to cut back on public appearances. Here, he and his third wife, Kari Wigton, hang out at the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards with Ryan Seacrest, who'd become his co-host on <i>New Year's Rockin' Eve</i>.
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In his later years, Clark became as much a New Year's Eve fixture as he was on Bandstand decades earlier. By 2011, he and Seacrest shared <i>Rockin' Eve</i> host duties.
Dick Clark, affectionately known as the "world's oldest teenager," has died. He was 82, and had suffered a heart attack while in a Santa Monica hospital for an outpatient procedure.
Richard Wagstaff Clark became a national icon with American Bandstand in the 1950s, hosting the show for more than 30 years. Clark also hosted the annual New Year's Eve special for ABC for decades. He weathered scandals, hosted game shows and renewed his Bandstand fame with a new generation by producing the nostalgic TV drama American Dreams.
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