Dee Clark was born Doris A. Clark in Albany, New York. She started singing
and entertaining audiences when she was just thirteen years of age.
Her popularity was such that when she was 25 years old, the WWVA World's Original
Jamboree originating from the Capitol Theatre in in Wheeling, West Virginia invited
her to join the cast.
In the early 1970s, she began doing other radio work, joining the staff of WOKO
Later, she and her husband, Dr. Jay Richards, also a radio personality, purchased
and worked at two radio stations in Pennsylvania - WBLF in State College and
WLYC in Williamsport.
She and her husband also worked as radio hosts on WGNA in Albany as well
as WBUG and WRUN in Utica, New York. Her most recent radio work had been done
at WJJL in West Seneca, New York.
Credits & Sources
- Obituary Notice; October 19, 2007; Albany Times-Union; Albany, NY