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The Three Marriages of Dick Clark

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The Three Marriages of Dick Clark
Dick Clark in 1955

American television show host Dick Clark, circa 1955.

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First Wife: Barbara Mallery (1952-1961)

Second Wife: Loretta Martin (1962-1973)

Third Wife: Kari Wigton (1977-2012)

Dick Clark Relationship Timeline

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General Information About Dick Clark:

Born:

Richard Wagstaff Clark: November 30, 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York.

Died:

Dick: On April 18, 2012, at the age of 82, Dick Clark died in Los Angeles, California of a massive heart attack.

Children:

Dick had three children.
  • Richard Augustus Clark II aka "R.A" or "Rac": Born in 1957. His mother is Barbara Mallery.
  • Duane Clark: Born in 1965. His mother is Loretta Martin.
  • Cindy Lee Clark: Born in 1965. Her mother is Loretta Martin.

Occupations:

Dick: Producer, author, actor, television and radio personality, gameshow host, entrepreneur, weatherman, newsman, disc jockey. Dick was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Quotes About Dick Clark's Marriages:

Dick: "Maybe I went into marriage for the wrong reasons."
Source: Dick Clark. Looking Great, Staying Young. 1981. pg. 198.

"But you'll be relieved to know that although Dick couldn't realize the American matrimonial dream, he never once cheated on either of his spouses, though he did indulde in a bit of premarital hoo-ha in the back seat of his Oldsmobile sedan."
Source: "Dick Clark Writes on Rock and Roll Days." Boca Raton News. 10/24/1976. pg. 8C.

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