Dick Clark's World of Talent

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Dick Clark's World of Talent
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Jack E. Leonard on the show.
Created by Irving Mansfield
Presented by Dick Clark
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Location(s) ABC's TV-2 Studio
26 West 6th Street, NY, NY
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC
Original release September 27 – December 20, 1959

Dick Clark's World of Talent is a talent/variety television show produced by Irving Mansfield and broadcast weekly in the United States on the ABC television network from 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) on Sundays during the 1959-60 season.


The first show was broadcast September 27, 1959. Dick Clark hosted throughout the run of the series.[1] Permanent judge Jack E. Leonard,[2] and two celebrity "guest" judges watched the performances of amateur, semi-professional (and, on occasion, professional) singers, musicians, dancers, and comedians, and offered advice.[1] Some of the guest judges were Johnny Carson,[3] Betty Hutton,[4] Zsa Zsa Gabor,[5] Tab Hunter,[6] Edie Adams,[6] Eva Gabor,[2] and Sam Levenson.[2]


Guests on the show included:

Last Show[edit]

The last show was broadcast December 20, 1959.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Brooks, Tim and March, Earl (2007) "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946–Present", Random House, p.304
  2. ^ a b c "A Comedy Team Is Born: Leonard Claws, Clark Purrs, It's A Draw", (November 22, 1959) Sunday Herald Magazine, p. 199
  3. ^ Cox, Stephen "Heeeere's Trivia", (May 17, 1992) Los Angeles Times (TV Times)
  4. ^ Betty Hutton Website/Timeline "October 4 (1959): Betty appears as a guest panelist on ABC-TV's "Dick Clark's World of Talent.""
  5. ^ ZZGFAN1 Ebay profile Television Credits for Zsa Zsa Gabor
  6. ^ a b c Promo ad for show (November 15, 1959) St. Petersburg Sunday Independent, p. 6A
  7. ^ "Radio–TV" (October 22, 1959), Jet
  8. ^ a b Clark, Dick "Dick Clark Speaks: Don't Sell Long-Hairs Short" (November 1, 1959) Los Angeles Times/This Week Magazine, p. K24
  9. ^ "Music: Teen-Age Virtuoso" (November 16, 1959) TIME Magazine