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Dick Van Dyke
Mon, 2018-Jan-08 04:03 UTC
Length - 3:00
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With 252,383 views on Sunday, 7 January 2018 our article of the day is Dick Van Dyke.
Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925), known as Dick Van Dyke, is an American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, writer, and producer.
He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke, and his entertainment career has spanned seven decades. He first gained recognition on radio and Broadway, then he became known for his role as Rob Petrie on the CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran from 1961 to 1966. He also gained significant popularity for roles in the musical films Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Mary Poppins (1964), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). His other prominent film appearances include roles in The Comic (1969), Dick Tracy (1990), Curious George (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014). Other prominent TV roles include the leads in The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–74), Diagnosis: Murder (1993-2001), and Murder 101 (2006–08) which both co-starred his son Barry.
Van Dyke was the recipient of five Primetime Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy Award, and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995. He received the Screen Actors Guild's highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award, in 2013. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard and has also been recognized as a Disney Legend.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 04:03 UTC on Monday, 8 January 2018.
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