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.

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Dick Clark photo by Alan Light (CC BY 2.0)