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Dick Clark Admits "I'm a Whore": Five Reason We Agree

The year was 1973. Legendary music journalist Ben Fong-Torres lands a sit-down interview with then 43-year-old Dick Clark at his Malibu home.

After snacking on berries dipped in brown sugar and topped with sour cream, the self-described "naive, long-haired inquisitor from San Francisco" on assignment for Rolling Stone magazine asks Clark about his varied business ventures.

Clark argues that anything goes "as long as you can sleep with yourself at night."

The answer leaves a bad taste in Fong-Torres's mouth, causing him to slowly shake his head in disapproval.

"The problem," Clark replies, "is that you're a fucking idealist, and I'm a whore."

From stock in record labels to film and television production credits, Dick Clark seemingly milked every entertainment avenue for a buck. And quite frankly, nobody did it better. He wasn't just the world's oldest teenager. He was one of the entertainment world's biggest whores.

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