"American Bandstand" host
Dick Clark, whose long-running television dance show helped rock
'n' roll win acceptance in mainstream America, has died at age
82, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Clark, one of America's best-known TV personalities,
parlayed his "Bandstand" fame into a career as a producer and
host of dozens of other shows, including ABC's annual New Year's
Eve broadcast from Times Square.
His youthful good looks --
which he maintained into his 70s -- won him the nickname of
"America's oldest teenager." He suffered a stroke in 2004.