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Latest News Wires Dick Clark remembered as 'American Bandstand' host, TV & radio impresario

Dick Clark, the longtime host of ABC's 'American Bandstand,' TV game shows, and radio programs, died Wednesday near Los Angeles.

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Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," died Wednesday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, according to a spokesman.