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Name: Dick Clark.                                                               
Birth name: Richard Wagstaff Clark                                               
Born: 30 November 1929 Mount Vernon, New York, USA                               
Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (born November 30, 1929) is an American television,
radio personality, game show host and businessman; he served as chairman and CEO 
of Dick Clark Productions, which he has sold part of in recent years. He is best 
known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, five 
versions of the Pyramid game show, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.     
Clark has long been known for his signature closing catchphrase, "For now, Dick 
Clark - so long!", accompanied by a salute. He was known for his good health and 
continued youthful appearance, earning the moniker "America's Oldest Teenager", 
until he suffered a stroke late in 2004. He is recovering and still needs the   
help from his wheelchair, but he is able to walk. With some speech ability still 
impaired, Clark returned to his New Year's Rockin' Eve show on December 31, 2005.
Subsequently, he has appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006 and the New 
Year's Rockin' Eve show on December 31, 2006, as well as on December 31, 2007.