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3 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 3:51PM #1
Girlchristian
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www.tmz.com/2012/04/18/dick-clark-dead-h...

Dick Clark -- famed TV producer, and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" host -- died from a massive heart attack this morning ... TMZ has learned.

Clark's rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John's hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the "massive" heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Clark was 82.

Condolences for his family and friends...
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 5:11PM #2
hopebringer
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R I P    Mr. Clark .  You sure did have a style.  

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 5:29PM #3
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His published age was "82," but I have it on good Authority that it was more like, "132" ...

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 9:53PM #4
Merope
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He had a great beat and he was easy to dance to.  I give him a 100 Kiss


I am so dating myself, but I used to come home from high school (probably junior high, too) and watch American Bandstand pretty regularly.  I mean, it was the best :-)


Bandstand was really inspired for the time, although I'm sure it had its precendents.  It was a national bond shared by loads of teens across the country.  Plus, we could all check out the latest dances, check out people who danced better (or worse) than us, check out the cute guys and what the girls were wearing, and polish up our own dance skills.  And the guest bands were a great treat.


And wasn't John Waters' Hairspray based on the whole American Bandstand concept?


 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 9:57PM #5
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Apr 18, 2012 -- 5:29PM, teilhard wrote:


His published age was "82," but I have it on good Authority that it was more like, "132" ...



Thus further cementing his reputation as the world's oldest teenager Tongue Out

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 10:10PM #6
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Confirm or deny: Was Clark the model for Corny Collins in John Waters' Hairspray?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 7:43AM #7
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Dick Clark was an integral part of my teen age years and I have fond memories of him.


We all have to die sometime so no point in whining, just remember the good times.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 9:47AM #8
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Fortunately, we did not have television during my teen-age years, so I did not have to put up with that part of American culture.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 11:08AM #9
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Well, Farragut, American "culture" today isn't a whole lot better...


 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 19, 2012 - 12:25PM #10
Merope
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Apr 18, 2012 -- 10:10PM, Do_unto_others wrote:


Confirm or deny: Was Clark the model for Corny Collins in John Waters' Hairspray?



Good question :-)  Not sure.  I'll have to do some checking.  It's been a long time since I saw Hairspray.

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