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Dick Clark

Ancestry of
Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host


Who was Dick Clark?

Dick Clark was an American radio and television host who is best known for hosting American Bandstand and ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Famous Kin

Dick Clark is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Fuller and Britain's King Edward I. This royal connection means that he is also kin to King Henry VIII and some of his wives. He also has kinship to the current royal family through Princess Diana.

Dick Clark has a number of U.S. Presidential kin including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and both Presidents Bush. His celebrity family connections include, but are not limited to, playwright Tennessee Williams, actor Humphrey Bogart, composer Cole Porter, actress Kyra Sedgwick, actor Christopher Reeve, actress Shirley Temple, actor Alan Ladd, and actress Jodie Foster.

Dick Clark also has a wide range of famous historical figures in his family tree. These include astronaut Alan Shepard, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, abolitionist John Brown, inventor Thomas Edison, and author Louisa May Alcott. Some infamous kin of his include murderer Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner, American traitor Benedict Arnold, Chicago Columbian Exposition serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes, and failed President Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Dick Clark

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Treat

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William Marshal

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Gov. Thomas Dudley

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

21st cousin
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

21st cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin
via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin
via John de Welles

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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John Marshall

4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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Daniel Carroll

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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John Carroll

Founder of Georgetown University

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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Lewis Carroll

Author of Alice in Wonderland

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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E. M. Forster

English Novelist

21st cousin
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

21st cousin
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Dick Clark photo by Alan Light (CC BY 2.0)