Clark, Dick

Clark, (Richard Wagstaff) Dick

(1929–  ) television host, producer; born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Originally a radio disc jockey in the 1950s, he was the host of a "record hop," American Bandstand, on Philadelphia local WFIL-TV, which moved to ABC (1957–89). He also hosted daytime game shows like $10,000 Pyramid (1973), which over the years (and in a new network) grew to the $100,000 Pyramid. He formed Dick Clark Productions to produce television movies, variety shows, and special programs on which he often appeared as host.
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Since its formation, more than 50 sessions have been held involving star names such as Franco Baresi, Chris Coleman, Ricky Sbragia, Lee Clark, Dick Bate, Michael O'Neill, Noel Blake and Gareth Southgate.
Brian Clark Brian Clark, Dick Mulvaney (Blackburn Rovers) and John Toshack at Ninian Park in August 1969 Brian Clark heads the winner for Cardiff against Real Madrid in the famous European Cup Winners Cup quarter-final tie in 1971 at Ninian Park From left, Bobby Woodruff, Billy Kelloch and Brian Clark in February 1972 in the dressing room after City beat Sunderland to give them a cup clash with Leeds United