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August 28, 1987 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer (Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International, USA Today and the Washington Post.)
Former local boy Dick Clark will be honored Sept. 14 by the Guinness Book of World Records at the first Guinness Supreme Achievement Award ceremony in Beverly Hills. No, it's not for looking forever young but for keeping TV's American Bandstand spinning for 35 years. Since its 1952 debut in WFIL-TV's old studios at 46th and Market Streets, with the late Bob Horn hosting, the show has played more than 65,000 records, greeted more than 10,000 musical guests and featured more than 600,000 dancing teens.
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April 19, 2012 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer
WEST PHILLY native Dotty Bradley's first memory of when "Bandstand" was filmed in Philadelphia is stuffing her bra with socks when she was 11 to make herself look older so that she could sneak into the show with her cousin. That was when Bob Horn hosted the show. But the personality whom Bradley, 68, and her cousin Barbara Marcen, 72, remember rocking with best is Dick Clark. "I used to dance right under the podium," Bradley said, beaming, as she swayed to the beat at SugarHouse Casino, where local music icon Jerry Blavat dedicated his weekly dance party to the late "American Bandstand" host on Wednesday night.
NEWS
April 19, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Sam Wood and Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dick Clark, who took a Philadelphia dance show nationwide and brought rock-and-roll into America's living rooms every weekday afternoon for decades, shaping tastes and making careers, died of a massive heart attack Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. "The world's oldest teenager" was 82. Mr. Clark, who had Type 2 diabetes, died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., where he had gone Tuesday night for an outpatient procedure, according to a statement by his publicist.
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December 14, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Regis Philbin, blessed with the privilege of being perhaps the most beloved personality on TV, is giving a hand to ailing bud Dick Clark (no less beloved). Even though Clark, who suffered a minor stroke last week, said he'd be fit and ready to host ABC's annual Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 on Dec. 31, he will sit out the show to continue recuperating. ABC has tapped Reege to fill in for his pal. "It'll feel strange watching it on TV, but my doctors felt it was too soon," Clark, 75, said yesterday from a hospital in Burbank, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1996 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For 25 straight years, America's Oldest Teenager has been our man in Times Square, marking time's passage with his improbably ageless look. But Dick Clark will tell you that his sandy hair is speckled with gray, his face does show the wear, and he is eligible for Social Security, though whether he collects is one of the few details of his business that someone else handles. At midnight tonight on Channel 6, Clark will count down to 1997, bobbing in a sea of noisemakers and revelers.
NEWS
April 19, 2012 | Jon Takiff
HE WAS VOTED "Most likely to sell the Brooklyn Bridge" by his high-school classmates. But Dick Clark did much more than that. He sold America on a kit bag of rowdy trouble and seductive pleasures. And he did so fordecades —from those lurid "Great Balls of Fire" goosed by Jerry Lee Lewis and the hip, grinding come-ons to do "The Twist" evoked by Chubby Checker, to the coded drug-'n'-revolution messages he let fly on national TV from the Jefferson Airplane, and the totally tarty aura of Madonna that became America's obsession.
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April 19, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The news hit hard. Bunny Gibson was a kid when Dick Clark came into her life - or, rather, when she entered his world in Studio B at 46th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. "When I walked through those doors, that was the only place I wanted to be," said Gibson, 66, an actress who now lives in Los Angeles. She was 13 but lied about her age. American Bandstand only allowed dancers from 14 to 18. "I put a lot of my mom's makeup on and stuffed my bra," said Gibson.
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April 18, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The news hit hard. Bunny Gibson was a kid when Dick Clark came into her life - or, rather, when she entered his world in Studio B at 46th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia. "When I walked through those doors, that was the only place I wanted to be," said Gibson, 66, an actress who now lives in Los Angeles. She was 13, but lied about her age. American Bandstand only allowed dancers from 14 to 18. "I put a lot of my mom's makeup on and stuffed my bra," said Gibson.
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July 23, 1997 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
The event organizer says she has lined up Dick Clark, Gov. Ridge, Mayor Rendell and several other celebrities for the dedication of a historical marker in front of the former West Philadelphia TV studio where "American Bandstand" was born. The problem is the state highway marker contained an error and was hustled back to the foundry by Federal Express Monday in hopes that it can be corrected and put in place for the big event scheduled for noon Aug. 5. The marker will stand in front of the former WFIL-TV Channel 6 studio at 4548 Market St. It lauds "American Bandstand" for its "major impact on the music, dance and lifestyles of American teen-agers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
‘Prison Break' star arrested Lane Garrison spent Sunday night in jail after his arrest on felony domestic violence charges, accused of assaulting his ex-gf Ashley Mattingly at her Beverly Hills apartment building. Harland Braun, Garrison's lawyer, told TMZ Sunday the Prison Break star was visiting a friend in the same building and ran into Ashley by chance. Braun said Garrison admits there was an argument but denies hitting his ex-gf. But security camera footage posted Monday by TMZ shows Garrison grabbing Ashley's arm with one hand and slapping her face with the other.
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July 7, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who knew the city had its own stash of movies? Both delightful and dreadful, the historic films depict Philadelphia life between the 1950s and 1980s in the earnest, unironic, relentlessly square cinematic style of scratchy old high school hygiene movies, along the lines of "Foot Care and You. " The creation of the 150 or so films was supervised by the Office of City Representative, the agency charged for decades with promoting Philadelphia....
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May 30, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
How do you fix a broken neighborhood? It's a question that has proved painfully persistent in Philadelphia. And nobody among the five dozen activists who gathered Wednesday had the solution. But they believe they might have the beginnings of an answer, at least for one impoverished area. They began hashing out what the new federal Promise Zone designation could mean and do for a desperately poor and blighted part of West Philadelphia. "I'm really hopeful," said Gwendolyn Morris, a retired educator who is secretary of the Mantua Civic Association and a 42-year neighborhood resident.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
NBC10 IS DOING some housecleaning in the new year, with switches on the anchor desk and a departure of a familiar face. Reporter Steve Highsmith , who hosted "NBC10 @Issue," ended his WCAU tenure in late December, although his Twitter profile still says he's an NBC10 reporter. "@Issue" will continue with a new host to be determined. Highsmith also hosts the Mummers Parade every year on PHL17. He will remain the director of community relations at PHL17, where he has been since 1994.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hall for Hall & Oates Philly-bred Temple University-educated pop-R&B duo Hall & Oates will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the org said Tuesday. The duo is one of six acts that will be honored at a ceremony April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As expected, first-ballot inductees Nirvana lead the way for 2014, the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain 's death. Like Hall & Oates, all the other inductees have broken through after being eligible for many years.
NEWS
December 12, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Carole Ann Scaldeferri Spada, 70, of Newtown Square, a regular dancer on American Bandstand from 1957 to 1961, died Sunday, Dec. 8, of congestive heart failure at a Springfield hospital. Her husband, Richard Spada, said Mrs. Spada was recovering from a minor stroke she had suffered earlier when she became ill on the way to church. She was taken by ambulance to the emergency room, where she died, her husband said. "When the doctor told me the news, I was heartbroken," her husband said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013
WHEN Jerry Ross is inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame on Thursday, he tells me, his mind will be on the stars. Not the stars whose music he has produced over a long career - Jay & the Techniques, Spanky & Our Gang, Jerry Butler, Dee Dee Warwick, the Duprees, the Dreamlovers, the Sapphires - but an astronaut named Jerry Ross (no relation). But more on that later. The earthbound Jerry was born in Philadelphia, in 1933, in time to be positioned for the musical explosion that would change America and the body of world music.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As comfortable in the role of Miss Claire on the Romper Room children's television show as she was mingling with presidents as the wife of U.S. Sen. Richard S. Schweiker of Pennsylvania, Claire Coleman Schweiker gracefully embraced the dual roles of broadcast pioneer for women and traditional Washington hostess. Mrs. Schweiker, 81, died Sunday, April 28, in McLean, Va., of respiratory complications after she was hospitalized for a broken arm. The daughter of John C. and Claire Binder Coleman, Mrs. Schweiker grew up in Glenside and was valedictorian of Springfield High School in Montgomery County.
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May 3, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IN THE MID-1950S, Bobby Palese and Joe Giglio graduated from Camden Catholic High School with one conviction: They weren't going to take 9-to-5 jobs. They wanted to be entertainers. Lots of kids start out with fanciful notions of what they want to do with their lives: cop, fireman, pilot, professional athlete. Most come to their senses when confronted with the realities of the world. Not Bobby and Joe. They went on to pursue and fulfill their dreams, eventually as two of the four members of the Echoes doo-wop group, which performed widely and cut some records that got airplay in the Philadelphia region.
NEWS
January 8, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
COMPETING FOR attention with Dick Clark could not have been an easy experience. But Leroy Smith was not to be discouraged. He had a message to deliver, and the crowds of young people who gathered outside the Philadelphia Arena for Dick Clark's American Bandstand were going to hear it. The Rev. Leroy Smith started his religious service as a street preacher, and the venue he chose to try to sell his message of faith was outside the Philadelphia Arena...
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