Photos: Dick Clark through the years

Updated 11:15 AM ET, Sat September 29, 2012
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American TV personality Dick Clark plays with his son, circa 1955. Clark died Wednesday at age 82. Getty Images
A young Clark poses for a portrait circa 1953. Getty Images
Clark circa 1955. Getty Images
Clark, front, with the McGuire Sisters and Johnny Mathis circa 1955. Getty Images
Clark on "American Bandstand." Getty Images
"American Bandstand" host Clark, pictured in 1958, surrounded by audience members. Getty Images
Clark and Pat Boone circa 1958 Getty Images
Clark presides over 'American Bandstand' as teenagers dance to top 40 popular music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1957. Getty Images
Clark announces the week's top 10 popular songs during an episode of the TV show, "American Bandstand," circa 1958. AFP/Getty Images
Clark laughes with teenagers on "Amercian Bandstand" circa 1958. time/life/getty images
Clark eats breakfast with wife Barbara and son Richard A. Clark, circa 1958. Getty Images
Clark, pictured with Edd Byrnes, hosted "American Bandstand," from 1956 until 1987. ABC/Getty Images
Clark sits in a room decorated floor to ceiling with record album covers circa 1958. time/life/getty images
"American Bandstand" was the most popular dance show of all time. Getty Images
Clark in 1968. Getty Images
Clark in 1973. Getty Images
Clark on the beach in 1973. abc/getty images
Clark on the set of his NBC television series, "Dick Clark's Live Wednesday," in 1978. Getty Images
Clark in a photo to promote his 1980 New Year's special. abc/getty images
Clark and wife Karen attend the 16th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 30, 1981, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Getty Images
Clark hosts his annual ABC New Year special from New York's Times Square in 1994. abc/getty images
Clark, Stevie Wonder and Babyface at the taping of "American Bandstand's 50th...A Celebration" at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Ca. Saturday, April 20, 2002. Getty Images
Clark poses with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanely during the taping of the 50th anniversary special of "American Bandstand." Getty Images
Michael Jackson and Clark during the taping of the 50th anniversary special of "American Bandstand." Getty Images
Clark poses with "The Villiage People" at the taping of the 50th anniversary special of "American Bandstand." Getty Images
Clark and Cher hug during the taping of the 50th anniversary speical of "American Bandstand." Getty Images
Clark speaks at the "Motown 45" Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles in 2004. Getty Images
Clark flashes a smile during the nominations for the 2004 American Music Awards. Getty Images
Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Kari Clark attend the Emmy Awards in 2010. Getty Images