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Dick Van Dyke

Actor Dick Van Dyke
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Full Name: Richard Wayne Van Dyke
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show

Born: December 13, 1925
Birthplace: West Plains, Missouri, USA
Age: 95 years old

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 2012-02-29 "Diagnosis Murder" actor Dick Van Dyke (86) weds make-up artist Arlene Silver (40) in Malibu

Historical Events

  • 1960-04-14 Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 607 performances
  • 1960-10-03 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
  • 1961-01-19 1st episode of "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
  • 1961-10-03 "The Dick Van Dyke Show" created by Carl Reiner starring Dick van Dyke premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1963-05-26 15th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win
  • 1964-05-25 16th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
  • 1964-08-27 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1965-09-12 17th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" & Dick Van Dyke win
  • 1966-05-22 18th Emmy Awards: "The Fugitive", Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore win

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