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Happy Birthday Dick Clark

Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand and numerous other TV shows, turns 81 today.  While I do remember Bandstand from Saturday mornings, I'm probably most familiar with Dick Clark from game shows like the "$10,000 Pyramid." He's probably best known in recent years  for "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve," which still features his name but is now hosted by Ryan Seacrest, following Clark's stroke several years ago. A quick check of the Internet Movie Database shows that Mr. Clark had a lot of other experience as well. He hosted "Dick Clark's Celebrity Bloopers," did a voice on the cartoon "The Angry Beavers" and played himself on several episodes of "Dharma & Greg."  He was also the murderer on the very last episode of  "Perry Mason," which is a pretty cool footnote to TV history. But this might be my favorite cameo of all!

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