Dick Van Dyke will receive the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award at their next gala in January. The 86-year old actor can add this accolade to his multiple Emmys, Tonys, and a Grammy he has received. DICK VAN DYKE —————->
Dick Van Dyke is best remembered on the small screen for starring in Diagnosis Murder and The Dick Van Dyke Show. But, he’s had a rousing career in cinema and on Broadway. His credits in film include Bye Bye Birdie, What a Way to Go, Mary Poppins, Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N., Divorce American Style, Fitzwilly, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Comic, Cold Turkey, and Dick Tracy. He appeared on stage in Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, and Damn Yankees.
His hometown is Danville, Illinois, which also produced Donald O’Connor, Gene Hackman and Bobby Short. His brother Jerry is also a well-known actor. Van Dyke delivered stirring eulogies of Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton, idols of his as a child. He began his entertainment career in radio during World War II, while serving in the United States Army Air Corps and Special Air Services. Van Dyke’s 2011 memoir My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business made the New York Times Best Sellers list.
His good friend, Mary Tyler Moore, was award last year’s SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Congratulations to the tireless Dick Van Dyke!
Until next time> “never forget”