Birth Name: Dick Clark
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Born Richard Wagstaff Clark on Nov. 30, 1929 in Mount Vernon, NY, he was the son of Richard Augustus Clark and his wife, Julia Fuller. Clark's only sibling, brother Bradley, was killed in World War II. Radio became his primary passion while in high school, and he began his career in the medium in 1945 with a mail room job at WRUN-AM, a station owned by his uncle and managed by his father in Utica. His first break came during the summer after he graduated from high school, when the station manager asked him to fill in for the weatherman on RUN's new FM station. Within a few months, he was handling station breaks and other on-air tasks. Clark attended Syracuse University in the fall, where he ...
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