His career spanned eight decades. He was known for American Bandstand which he hosted from its inception until it’s last episode in 1989, and his New Years Countdown as well as many game shows such as the $10,000 Pyramid.
Early Clip with Betty White
Mr. Clark was known for his youthful appearance. After suffering a stroke in 2004 he battled back and again appeared on camera and was an inspiration for those who survive strokes.
This is Your Life Episode from 1959
Mr. Clark was replaced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest in the popular New Year’s Eve countdown.
Richard Wagstaff Clark
November 30, 1929 to April 18, 2012