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Report: Philly Legend Dick Clark Has Stroke

Access Hollywood tells NBC 10 that legendary Philly entertainment entrepreneur Dick Clark has had a stroke. Access Hollywood didn't report Clark's condition or where he had the stroke. Last April, Clark announced he had type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes, since 1994, but kept it a secret from everyone except close friends and family. Clark is now a spokesman for the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co.

Clark, 75, was a Philadelphia radio disc jockey in the early 1950s, when he took over a local show, American Bandstand, on WFIL-TV. Clark's show was later syndicated nationally and he moved to Los Angeles as his entertainment empire expanded. In 1973, Clark produced the American Music Awards Show. Shares of Dick Clark Productions began trading in 1987. In 1990s, he produced made for TV films as well as theatrical movies. Dick Clark was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

via OTB


Comments (4)

- I feel the guy is so much... (Below threshold)

- I feel the guy is so much a part of my young years growing up that all I can say is I wish him the best and :

..."I hope his heart has a good beat and its easy to recover too...."....

...and I'll give him a 100 out of a 100 for his life and career....

This is something of a shoc... (Below threshold)
Red Five:

This is something of a shock. He Who Remains Ageless having a stroke?? Weird. Hope he recovers well.

I guess he's trying to stea... (Below threshold)

I guess he's trying to steal headlines from Manuel Noriega.

Uhm...I think Dick Clark wa... (Below threshold)
cj:

Uhm...I think Dick Clark was 75 about 15 years ago!




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