Dick Clark by the numbers
April 18th, 2012
08:07 PM ET

Dick Clark by the numbers

By the time he died Wednesday at the age of 82, Dick Clark's career had spanned decades and earned him countless accolades. Here are some of the more interesting numbers in his career.

500,000 – Sales mark to get a "Gold Record" award from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

$10,000 – The grand prize on the original incarnation of the Pyramid game show, launched in 1973.

1972 – Clark's first year as host of the televised New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square.

 98 – The highest possible score on American Bandstand's "Rate a Record" segment. The lowest was 35.

45 – The number of revolutions per minute on a vinyl record single.

33 – Number of corporations Clark was involved with by 1960.

30 – The number of years "American Bandstand" ran on ABC. The show was on the network from 1957 to 1987 and then ran one more year in syndication.

19 – How many Golden Globe Awards won by Dick Clark Production.

7 – A favorite number. Clark was married at 7pm on 7/7/77 and had a P.O. Box 7777 in Burbank.

6 – The amount of Daytime Emmy Awards Clark won.

5 – The age when Clark first started working – he "published" a neighborhood gossip paper for 2 cents each. 

3 – The number of children Clark had, Richard ("RAC"), Duane, and Cindy. It is also the number of times Clark was married. He was divorced twice, and had been married to his current wife, Kari, since 1977.

2 – The number of movies where he appears as an actor that have the word "young" in the title: "Because They're Young" (1960) and "The Young Doctors" (1961).

1 – The number of times Clark missed a Times Square New Years Eve broadcast from 1972 to 2011. He missed 2004 while he was recovering from a stroke.

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  1. Carport

    I just like the helpful info you provide on your content. I will bookmark your blog and check here regularly.

    May 10, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. me

    gonna miss u babe. your fans love you and always will

    April 23, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    Remember the old Dick in a Box joke? This is the punchline

    April 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. flo and kay?

    Someone out there has to give us an update on Flo and Kay, the two autistic twins who are obsessed with all things Dick Clark and featured on a TV special. They freaked out when he had a stroke. I wonder what they're doing now that he's dead.

    April 19, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dude, really?

    nancy you must have a 1G phone. you were fourth.

    April 19, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Dude, really?

      Of course since CNN is all screwy now it looked like she was first (even though timestamp proves otherwise).

      So right now I am "firsty" though in reality I'm 6th. 😛

      April 19, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Dude, really?

      Oops, had I not replied to you and just wrote a comment unattached I would've been. Haha.

      April 19, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nancy


    April 19, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. jeff

    New Years Eve and beginning a new year began not only with the ball drop, it began with Dick Clark, end of 2012, start of 2013 will be different this year.

    April 19, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. mr hanky

    I would like to be the lucky pos that get to come out of the girl in the orange bikini. At ho hum-why don't you write article here for us to read. I am sure you can do much better then the writers can. Put some life back in this dead place. Rest in peace dick clark.

    April 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ho Hum

    Boring. Yeah we miss him already, but CNN could do better than this lame article.

    April 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |

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