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Dick Clark

What do you know about Dick Clark
Enjoy this Alan's FUN Music Trivia Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) On November 30, 1929, Richard Wagstaff Clark was born in Bronxville, New York, and was raised in nearby Mount Vernon, the son of Julia Fuller (née Barnard) Clark and Richard Augustus Clark.  His only sibling, older brother Bradley, was killed in World War II.Dick Clark

  • True or False?

2) He graduated from college in 1951 with a degree in advertising and a minor in radio.
What college did he graduate from?

  1. Cornell University

  2. Harvard University

  3. Syracuse University

  4. Utica College

3) In 1945, Clark began his career working in the mailroom at a AM radio station in Rome, New York, that was owned by his uncle and managed by his father. Almost immediately, he was asked to fill in for the vacationing weatherman, and within a few months he was announcing station breaks.
What was the station’s call letters?

  1. WROM

  2. KLMN

  3. KABC

  4. WRUN

4) His first television-hosting job was on Cactus Dick and the Santa Fe Riders, a country-music program.
What was the television station?

  1. WCAR

  2. WKTV

  3. WDTV

  4. WBOY

5) In 1952, Clark moved to Philadelphia, where he took a job as a disc jockey at radio station WFIL, adopting the Dick Clark handle. WFIL had an affiliated television station which began broadcasting a show called Bob Horn's Bandstand in 1952. Clark was responsible for a similar program on the company's radio station, and served as a regular substitute host when Horn went on vacation. In 1956, Horn was arrested for drunk driving and subsequently dismissed.
When did Clark became the show's permanent host.

  1. July 9, 1956

  2. July 19, 1956

  3. July 29, 1956

  4. August 9, 1956

6) The Dick Clark Show (also known as Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show) is an American musical variety show broadcast weekly in the United States on the ABC television network 7:30-8 PM (Eastern Time) on Saturdays from February 15, 1958 through September 10, 1960, sponsored (except for the first two shows) by Beechnut Gum.
Where did the show originate from?

  1. Little Theatre in Manhattan, NY

  2. ABC Studio in the Bronx, NY

  3. Penn Theatre in Philadelphia, PA

  4. KABC Studio, Los Angeles, CA

7) What game show did Clark first host on CBS on March 26, 1973?

  1. Name That Tune

  2. America Dreamer

  3. The $10,000 Pyramid

  4. G.E. College Bowl

8) What was Dick Clark's longest running radio show that began on February 14, 1982?

  1. Rewind

  2. Rock, Roll & Remember

  3. American Top 40

  4. National Music Survey

9) Dick Clark had been married three times.
Who was NOT a wife?

  1. Barbara Mallery

  2. Loretta Martin

  3. Kari Wigton

  4. Mildred Ann Hill

10) Dick Clark died after suffering a heart attack following surgery to fix an enlarged prostate, a transurethral resection of the prostate, at Saint John's Health Center and the Pacific Urology Institute in Santa Monica, California.
When did he die?

  1. February 18, 2012

  2. March 18, 2012

  3. April 18, 2012

  4. May 18, 2012

11) Dick Clark was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

  • True or False?


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