Images of Dick Clark through the years

Television's Dick Clark helps cut his 47th birthday cake during a break in rehearsals for an upcoming television special in Santa Monica, Ca., December 1, 1976. Helping him celebrate are (l) singer Barry Manilow and comedian David Brenner. Clark is wearing a smock to protect him while he is madeup. (AP Photo) <span class=meta>(AP Photo/ Anonymous)</span>
April 18, 2012 1:13:54 PM PDT