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Job Actor, comedian, producer, writer, singer, dancer
Years active 1947-present
Top Roles Bert / Mr. Dawes Senior, Richard Harmon, Claude R. Fitzwilliam, Paul Sloane, Edgar Hopper
Top GenresComedy, Family, Musical, Film Adaptation, Drama, Romance
Top TopicsBook-Based, Disney, Satire
Top Collaborators , , (Director),
Shares birthday with Van Heflin, Larry Parks, Christopher Plummer  see more..

Dick Van Dyke Overview:

Actor, Dick Van Dyke, was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke on Dec 13, 1925 in West Plains, MO. As of December 2018, Dick Van Dyke was 93 years old.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Dick Van Dyke's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #132 on Jun 25, 1966. In addition, Van Dyke was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame . On October 16, 1998, Van Dyke received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

BlogHub Articles:

Seven and a Half Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About "The Show"

By David on Nov 23, 2018 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

It's been over 50 years since "The Show" ended its run, but the show has really never left the airwaves -- its blend of sophisticated and slapstick humor set a sitcom standard that has rarely been matched. What else is there to say? We attempt a few things, including which cast member ... Read full article


On Blu-ray: and Bob Newhart in Cold Turkey (1971)

By KC on May 30, 2018 From Classic Movies

When Olive Films announced that it was releasing Cold Turkey (1971) on Blu-ray, it was the first I’d heard of this film starring and Bob Newhart and directed by Norman Lear. It isn’t shocking that this comedy about a town that temporarily quits smoking in a bid to win a for... Read full article


It's I LOVE LUCY vs THE SHOW for all the marbles

By monty on Jan 3, 2016 From All Good Things

For the favorite classic tv comedies tourney that began with 32 favorite shows last month, it has come down to the final two. I Love Lucy will face The Show in the final match to decide your favorite classic tv comedy show as voted on by you. In their semi-final matches, the two number... Read full article


The Story of and the Ottoman

By Aurora on Sep 21, 2015 From How Sweet It Was

Dedicated to physical comedy is the See You in the ‘Fall’ Blogathon hosted by Movie Movie Blog Blog. ?During the event’s four-day run you’ll find descriptions of scenes and comedians that defy the laws of physics. ?For the first of my two entries I chose an iconic Television ... Read full article


Recap and React: The Show, Season 5, Episodes 27 – 32

By Lindsey on May 6, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

With this post, we reach the end of the Recap and React series for The Show! Because I love this show so much, I’m considering on making a few more posts about it — ranking each season’s episodes, making a list of my favorites, or ranking the seasons. Let me know if y... Read full article


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Dick Van Dyke Quotes:

Albert Peterson: [singing] Oh one last kiss... there never was such bliss... I love your dentifrice!


Bert: Winds in the east, mist coming in, / Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin. / Can't put me finger on what lies in store, / But I fear what's to happen all happened before.


Mary Poppins: [singing] Chim Chiminy, Chim Chiminy, Chim Chim Chiree! When you're with a 'sweep, you're in glad company.
Bert: Never was there a more happier crew, than them what sings Chim Chim Chiree Chim Chiroo! Chim Chim Chiminy Chim Chim Chiree Chim Chiroo...


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Dick Van Dyke Facts
He and his wife Margie married on the radio show "Bride and Groom" because the show paid for the wedding rings, a honeymoon and household appliances. After their wedding, the Van Dykes were so poor that they had to live in their car for a while.

Was a radio announcer at a Danville Illinois radio station at the age of 16. He did the news as well as spun records.

He enlisted to be a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII, but initially did not make the cut because he did not meet the weight requirement, as he was underweight. He tried 3 times to enlist, before barely making the cut. He actually served as a radio announcer during the war, and he did not leave the United States.

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