dick van dyke
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  • Faith: Other
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  December 13, 1925
  • Accomplishments:  Emmy Awards, Peoples Choice Award
  • Fun Faith Fact!: In 2012, 2012, Van Dyke married Arlene Silver, whom he met 6 years previously at the SAG awards

Although he'd had small roles beforehand, Dick Van Dyke was launched to stardom in the 1960 musical Bye-Bye Birdie, for which he won a Tony Award, and, then later in the movie of the same name based on that play. He has starred in a number of films throughout the years including Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fitzwilly, as well as a number of successful television series and made-for-TV movies, for which he’s won several Emmy Awards. Dick has four children, all of whom are now grown and married, and has seven grandchildren. Several of his family members often appear with him on Diagnosis Murder.

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