- Posted April 19, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Memories of Dick Clark
Mr. Clark was a True Gentleman
I grew up on Dick Clark's American Bandstand during the 60's so needless to say, I was thrilled to be able to work with him.
I found Mr. Clark to be incredibly easy to work with. He was truly a Gentleman. One of the things he wanted was some specialty lighting to be installed before a house warming party they were throwing for some close friends and family. It was a push to get it all done on time but it was. A few days after the party Mr. Clark called me at home and told me personally how much he appreciated the extra time and work it took to get the specialty lighting purchased, delivered and installed on time.
He gave me his home phone number and told me that if I should ever need anything that he could do for me that I should never hestiate to call on him. Out of respect for his privacy I never did call him. But, to this day the only reason I save my old Rolodex is because his number is in there.
I have worked with many celebrities over the years but he was far and away the kindest, most thoughful gentleman of all the celebrities I have ever met or had the pleasure to work with.
My very heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife and children on his loss. Dick Clark will live on in our hearts and minds forever through the music he helped bring into our lives.