"American Bandstand" hostDick Clark, whose long-running television dance show helped rock'n' roll win acceptance in mainstream America
, has died at age82, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Clark, one of America
's best-known TV personalities,parlayed his "Bandstand" fame into a career as a producer andhost of dozens of other shows, including ABC's annual New Year'sEve 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.