Dick Van Dyke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke 1959.jpg
Van Dyke in 1959
Born Richard Wayne Van Dyke
(1925-12-13) December 13, 1925 (age 89)
West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
Residence Malibu, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, producer, writer, singer, dancer
Years active 1947–present
  • Margie Willett (m. 1948–84)
  • Arlene Silver (m. 2012)
Partner(s) Michelle Triola (1976–2009)
Children Barry Van Dyke
Christian Van Dyke
Stacy Van Dyke
Carrie Beth Van Dyke
Relatives Jerry Van Dyke (brother)
Shane Van Dyke (grandson)
Carey Van Dyke (grandson)
Wes Van Dyke (grandson)
Taryn Van Dyke (grandson)
Ava Van Dyke (great-granddaughter)
Military career
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars Korean War

Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is a United States Army Air Corps (WWII) veteran, actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning almost seven decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke.

Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in the TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder. He recently appeared in supporting roles in Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Recipient of five Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy,[1] Van Dyke 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.[2] Van Dyke has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard[3] and has also been recognized as a Disney Legend.

Life and career[edit]

Early and personal life[edit]

Dick Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri,[4] to Hazel Victoria (née McCord; 1896–1992), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke (1900–1976), a salesman.[5][6][7] He grew up in Danville, Illinois. He is the older brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke, who is best known for a role on the TV series Coach. Van Dyke's grandson, Shane Van Dyke, is also an actor and directed Titanic II. Van Dyke has Dutch[8] Scotch-Irish and English ancestry, with a family line that traces back to Mayflower passenger John Alden.[9]

Among his high school classmates in Danville were Donald O'Connor and Bobby Short, both of whom would go on to successful careers as entertainers.[10] Another was Jerry Seawright, the founder and original director of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. One of Van Dyke's closest friends was a cousin of Gene Hackman, the future Oscar-winning actor, who also lived in Danville in those years.[10] Van Dyke's mother's family was very religious, and for a brief period in his youth he considered a career in ministry, although a drama class in high school convinced him that his true calling was as a professional entertainer.[10] In his autobiography he wrote, "I suppose that I never completely gave up my childhood idea of being a minister. Only the medium and the message changed. I have still endeavored to touch people's souls, to raise their spirits and put smiles on their faces".[10] Even after the launch of his career as an entertainer, he taught Sunday school in the Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder, and he continued to read such theologians as Buber, Tillich, and Bonhoeffer, who he has said helped explain in practical terms the relevance of religion in everyday life.[10]

During World War II, Van Dyke enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he became a radio announcer, later transferring to the Special Services entertaining troops in the Continental United States.[11]

In 1948, while appearing at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, he and the former Margerie Willett were married on the radio show Bride and Groom.[12] They had four children: Christian (Chris), Barry, Carrie Beth, and Stacy.[13] They divorced in 1984 after a long separation.

Van Dyke lived with longtime companion Michelle Triola for more than 30 years, until her death in 2009.[14][15]

He incorporated his children and grandchildren into his TV endeavors. Son Barry Van Dyke, grandsons Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke along with other Van Dyke grandchildren and relatives appeared in various episodes of the long-running series Diagnosis: Murder. Although Stacey Van Dyke was not well-known in show business, she did make an appearance in a Christmas episode "Murder in the Family" of Diagnosis: Murder (Season 4, Episode 12) as Carol Sloan Hilton, the estranged daughter of Doctor Mark Sloan.

All of Van Dyke's children are married; he has seven grandchildren. His son Chris was district attorney for Marion County, Oregon in the 1980s.[16] In 1987, Van Dyke's granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from Reye's syndrome,[17] which led him to do a series of television commercials to raise public awareness of the danger of aspirin to children.

On February 29, 2012, Van Dyke married make-up artist Arlene Silver, 40. They had met six years earlier at the SAG awards.[18]

In April 2013 Van Dyke revealed that for seven years he had been experiencing symptoms of a neurological disorder, in which he felt a pounding in his head whenever he lay down; but despite his undergoing tests, no diagnosis had been made.[19] He had had to cancel scheduled appearances due to fatigue from lack of sleep because of the medical condition.[20] In May 2013, he tweeted that it seemed his titanium dental implants may be responsible.[21]

On August 19, 2013, it was reported that the 87-year-old Van Dyke was rescued from his Jaguar by a passerby after the car had caught fire on the 101 freeway in Calabasas, Los Angeles County. He was not injured in the fire, although the car burned down to its frame.[22]

Radio and stage career[edit]

During the late 1940s, Van Dyke was a radio DJ in Danville, Illinois. In 1947, Van Dyke was persuaded by Phil Erickson to form a comedy duo with him called "Eric and Van—the Merry Mutes."[23] The team toured the West Coast nightclub circuit, performing a mime act and lip synching to old 78 records. They brought their act to Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1950s and performed a local television show featuring original skits and music called "The Merry Mutes".[24]

In November 1959, Van Dyke made his Broadway debut in The Girls Against the Boys. He then played the lead role of Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, which ran from April 14, 1960 to Oct 7, 1961. In a May 2011 interview with Rachael Ray, Van Dyke noted that when he auditioned for a smaller part in the show he had no dance experience, and that after he sang his audition song he did an impromptu soft-shoe out of sheer nervousness. Gower Champion, the show's director and choreographer, was watching, and promptly went up on stage to inform Van Dyke he had the lead. An astonished Van Dyke protested that he could not dance, to which Champion replied "We'll teach you". That musical won four Tony awards including Van Dyke's Best Featured Actor Tony, in 1961.[25] In 1980, Van Dyke appeared as the title role in the first Broadway revival of The Music Man.[26]

Television career[edit]

Dick Van Dyke's start in television was with WDSU-TV New Orleans Channel 6 (NBC), first as a single comedian and later as emcee of a comedy program.[27][28][29] Van Dyke's first network TV appearance was with Dennis James on James' Chance of a Lifetime in 1954. He later appeared in two episodes of The Phil Silvers Show during its 1957–58 season. He also appeared early in his career on ABC's The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom and NBC's The Polly Bergen Show. During this time a friend from the Army was working as an executive for CBS television and recommended Van Dyke to that network. Out of this came a seven-year contract with the network.[12] During an interview on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! program, Van Dyke said he was the anchorman for the CBS morning show during this period with Walter Cronkite as his newsman.[30]

From 1961 to 1966, Van Dyke starred in the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which he portrayed a comedy writer named Rob Petrie. Originally the show was supposed to have Carl Reiner as the lead but CBS insisted on recasting and Reiner chose Van Dyke to replace him in the role.[12] Complementing Van Dyke was a veteran cast of comic actors including Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Jerry Paris, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Richard Deacon, and Carl Reiner (as Alan Brady), as well as 23-year-old Mary Tyler Moore, who played Rob's wife Laura Petrie. Van Dyke won three Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and the series received four Emmy Awards as Outstanding Comedy Series.[31]

From 1971 to 1974, Van Dyke starred in an unrelated sitcom called The New Dick Van Dyke Show in which he portrayed a local television talk show host. Although the series was developed by Carl Reiner and starred Hope Lange as his wife, and he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, the show was less successful than its predecessor,[32] and Van Dyke pulled the plug on the show after just three seasons.[33] In 1973, Van Dyke voiced his animated likeness for the October 27, 1973 installment of Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke," the series' final first-run episode. The following year, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his role as an alcoholic businessman in the television movie The Morning After (1974). Van Dyke revealed after its release that he had recently overcome a real-life drinking problem. He admits he was an alcoholic for 25 years.[34] That same year he guest-starred as a murdering photographer on an episode of Columbo, Negative Reaction. Van Dyke returned to comedy in 1976 with the sketch comedy show Van Dyke and Company, which co-starred Andy Kaufman[35] and Super Dave Osborne. Despite being canceled after three months, the show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Series.[31] After a few guest appearances on the long-running comedy-variety series The Carol Burnett Show, Van Dyke became a regular on the show, in the fall of 1977. However, he only appeared in half of the episodes of the final season. For the next decade he appeared mostly in TV movies. One atypical role was as a murdering judge on the second episode of the TV series Matlock in 1986 starring Andy Griffith. In 1987, he guest-starred in an episode of Airwolf, with his son Barry Van Dyke, who was the lead star of the show's fourth and final season on USA Network. In 1989, he guest-starred on the NBC comedy series The Golden Girls portraying a lover of Beatrice Arthur's character. This role earned him his first Emmy Award nomination since 1977.[36]

Carol Burnett and Dick Van Dyke in 1977

His film work affected his TV career: the reviews he received for his role as D.A. Fletcher in Dick Tracy led him to star as the character Dr. Mark Sloan first in an episode of Jake and the Fatman, then in a series of TV movies on CBS that became the foundation for his popular television drama Diagnosis: Murder. The series ran from 1993 to 2001 with son Barry Van Dyke co-starring in the role of Dr. Sloan's son Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan. Also starring on the same show was a familiar daytime soap actress, Victoria Rowell, as Dr. Sloan's pathologist/medical partner, Dr. Amanda Bentley, and an unfamiliar character actor and lifelong Van Dyke fan, Charlie Schlatter, in the role of Dr. Sloan's handsome, resident student, Dr. Jesse Travis.[37] Van Dyke continued to find television work after the show ended, including a dramatically and critically successful performance of The Gin Game, produced for television in 2003 that reunited him with Mary Tyler Moore. In 2003, he portrayed a doctor on Scrubs. A 2004 special of The Dick Van Dyke Show titled The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited was heavily promoted as the first new episode of the classic series to be shown in 38 years. Van Dyke and his surviving cast members recreated their roles; the program was roundly panned by critics. In 2006 he guest-starred as college professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell for a series of Murder 101 mystery films on the Hallmark Channel.

Film career[edit]

Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 film Mary Poppins

Van Dyke began his film career by playing the role of Albert J. Peterson in the film version of Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Despite his unhappiness with the adaptation—its focus differed from the stage version in that the story now centered on a previously supporting character[38]—the film was a success. That same year, Van Dyke was cast in two roles: as the chimney sweep Bert, and as bank chairman Mr. Dawes Senior, in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (1964). For his scenes as the chairman, he was heavily costumed to look much older, and was credited in that role as "Nackvid Keyd" (at the end of the credits, the letters unscramble into "Dick Van Dyke"). Van Dyke's attempt at a cockney accent has been lambasted as one of the worst accents in film history, cited by actors since as an example of how not to sound. In a 2003 poll by Empire magazine of the worst-ever accents in film, he came in second (Sean Connery in The Untouchables came in first despite Connery winning an Academy Award for that performance).[39][40] According to Van Dyke, his accent coach was Irish, who "didn't do an accent any better than I did", and that no one alerted him how bad it was during the production.[41][42][43] Still, Mary Poppins was successful upon release and its enduring appeal has made it one of the most famous films of all time. "Chim Chim Cher-ee", one of the songs that Van Dyke performed in Mary Poppins, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the Sherman Brothers, the film's songwriting duo.

Many of the comedy films Van Dyke starred in throughout the 1960s were relatively unsuccessful at the box office, including What a Way to Go! with Shirley MacLaine, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Fitzwilly, The Art of Love with James Garner and Elke Sommer, Some Kind of a Nut, Never a Dull Moment with Edward G. Robinson, and Divorce American Style with Debbie Reynolds and Jean Simmons. But he also starred as Caractacus Pott (with his native accent, at his own insistence, despite the English setting) in the successful musical version of Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), which co-starred Sally Ann Howes and featured the same songwriters (The Sherman Brothers) and choreographers (Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood) as Mary Poppins.

In 1969, Van Dyke appeared in the comedy-drama The Comic, written and directed by Carl Reiner. Van Dyke portrayed a self-destructive silent-film era comedian who struggles with alcoholism, depression, and his own rampant ego. Reiner wrote the film especially for Van Dyke, who often spoke of his admiration for silent-film era comedians such as Charlie Chaplin and his hero Stan Laurel.[44] On Larry King Live, Van Dyke mentioned he turned down the lead role in The Omen which was played by Gregory Peck. He also mentioned his dream role would have been the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Twenty-one years later in 1990, Van Dyke, whose usual role had been the amiable hero, took a small but villainous turn as the crooked D.A. Fletcher in Warren Beatty's film Dick Tracy. Van Dyke returned to motion pictures in 2006 with Curious George as Mr. Bloomsberry and as villain Cecil Fredericks in the Ben Stiller film Night at the Museum.[45] He reprised the role in a cameo for the sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), but it was cut from the film. It can be found in the special features on the DVD release. He also played the character again in the third film, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).

Other projects[edit]

Van Dyke received a Grammy Award in 1964, along with Julie Andrews, for his performance on the soundtrack to Mary Poppins.[46] In 1970, he published Faith, Hope and Hilarity: A Child's Eye View of Religion a book of humorous anecdotes based largely on his experiences as a Sunday School teacher.[47] Van Dyke was principal in "KXIV Inc." and owned 1400 AM KXIV in Phoenix (later KSUN) from 1965 to 1985. KXIV was at one time an applicant for an FM station in the same area.[citation needed]

As an a cappella enthusiast, he has sung in a group called "Dick Van Dyke and The Vantastix" since September 2000. The quartet has performed several times in Los Angeles as well as on Larry King Live, The First Annual TV Land Awards, and sang the national anthem at three Los Angeles Lakers games including a nationally televised NBA Finals performance on NBC. Van Dyke was made an honorary member of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1999.[48]

Van Dyke became a computer animation enthusiast after purchasing a Commodore Amiga in 1991. He is credited with the creation of 3D-rendered effects used on Diagnosis: Murder and The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited. Van Dyke has displayed his computer-generated imagery work at SIGGRAPH, and continues to work with LightWave 3D.[49][50]

In 2010, Van Dyke appeared on a children's album titled Rhythm Train, with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and singer Leslie Bixler. Van Dyke raps on one of the album's tracks.[51]



Year Title Role Notes
1963 Bye Bye Birdie Albert F. Peterson
1964 What a Way to Go! Edgar Hopper
1964 Mary Poppins Bert/Mr. Dawes, Sr.
1965 The Art of Love Paul Sloane/Toulouse aka Picasso
1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Lt. Robin Crusoe
1967 Divorce American Style Richard Harmon
1967 Fitzwilly Claude R. Fitzwilliam
1968 Never a Dull Moment Jack Albany
1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Caractacus Potts
1969 Some Kind of a Nut Fred Amidon
1969 The Comic Billy Bright
1971 Cold Turkey Rev. Clayton Brooks
1975 Tubby the Tuba Tubby the Tuba Voice
1979 The Runner Stumbles Father Brian Rivard
1990 Dick Tracy D.A. Fletcher
2001 Walt – The Man Behind the Myth Narrator/himself Voice role
2005 Batman: New Times Commissioner Gordon Voice role
2006 Curious George Mr. Bloomsberry Voice role
2006 Night at the Museum Cecil Fredricks
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Cecil Fredricks Scene deleted*
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Himself
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Cecil Fredricks

*Although he is not seen in the regular release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Van Dyke's work can be seen in the "Deleted Scenes" section of the film's DVD, along with Bill Cobbs and Mickey Rooney.

| 2015 || "Merry Xmas (Short Film)" opposite Valerie Harper, Glenne Headly and Matthew Modine


Year Title Role Notes
1955–1956 The Morning Show Host CBS
1956 CBS Cartoon Theater Host
1956–1957 To Tell the Truth Panelist 5 episodes
1957–1958 The Phil Silvers Show Pvt. Lumpkin / Pvt. "Swifty" Bilko 2 episodes
1958 The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams Himself
1958–1959 Mother's Day Host
1959 Laugh Line Host Canceled after 3 months
1961–1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show Rob Petrie + others 158 Episodes
1969 Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman Himself Special (with Mary Tyler Moore)
1970 Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby Himself Special
1971–1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show Dick Preston
1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Himself (voice)
1974 Julie and Dick at Covent Garden Himself With Julie Andrews
1974 Columbo Paul Galesko Episode: "Negative Reaction"
1974 The Morning After Charlie Lester
1976 Van Dyke and Company Himself Variety series
1976 Lola! Cast member Series
1977 The Carol Burnett Show Cast member 11 episodes
1979 Supertrain Waldo Chase Episode: "And a Cup of Kindness Too"
1981 True Life Stories Charlie Documentary
1981 Harry's Battles Harry Fitzsimmons Unsold half-hour pilot
1981 How to Eat Like a Child Himself Special
1982 The Country Girl Frank Elgin Movie
1982 Drop-Out Father Ed McCall Movie
1983 CBS Library Father (voice) Episode: "Wrong Way Kid"
1983 Found Money Max Sheppard Movie
1984 Duck's 50th Birthday Himself/Host TV special
1985 American Playhouse Les Dischinger Episode: "Breakfast with Les and Bess"
1986 Strong Medicine Sam Hawthorne Movie
1986 Matlock Judge Carter Addison Episode: "The Judge"
1987 Ghost of a Chance Bill Nolan Movie
1987 Highway to Heaven Wally Dunn Episode: "Wally"
1987 Airwolf Malduke Episode: "Malduke"
1988 The Van Dyke Show Dick Burgess 10 episodes
1989 The Golden Girls Ken Episode: "Love Under the Big Top"
1990 Matlock Judge Carter Addison Episode: "The Kidnapper" (stock footage from episode "The Judge")
1991 Daughters of Privilege Buddy Keys Movie
1991 Jake and the Fatman Dr. Mark Sloan Episode: "It Never Entered My Mind"
1992 Diagnosis of Murder Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis Murder movie
1992 The House on Sycamore Street Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis Murder movie
1993 The Town That Santa Forgot Narrator/Old Jeremy Creek (voice)
1993 A Twist of the Knife Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis Murder movie
1993–2001 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Mark Sloan + others 178 episodes
1993 Coach Luthor Van Dam's Cousin (uncredited) Episode: "Christmas of the Van Damned"
1999 Becker Fred Becker Episode: "Becker the Elder"
2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Duke Episode: "Welcome Back, Duke"
2002 A Town Without Pity Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis Murder movie
2002 Without Warning Dr. Mark Sloan Diagnosis Murder movie
2003 The Gin Game Weller Martin Movie
2003 The Alan Brady Show Webb (voice)
2003 Scrubs Dr. Townshend Episode: "My Brother, My Keeper"
2004 The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited Rob Petrie Movie
2006 Murder 101 Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
2007 Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
2007 Murder 101: College Can Be Murder Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
2008 Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery Dr. Jonathan Maxwell Movie
2011 Hollywood Treasure Himself Episode: "Chitty Chitty Bid Bid"
2012 The Doctors Himself
2012 Fun with Dick and Jerry Van Dyke Himself Movie
2013 Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Himself Episode: "Born in the Valley; Hollywood Finale"
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered[52] Kenneth Brandt 2 episodes
2014 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse[53] Pirate Goof-Beard Episode: "Mickey's Pirate Adventure"
2015 The Middle Dutch Spence Episode: "Two of a Kind"

Other works[edit]




Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
1961 Tony Awards Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Bye Bye Birdie Won
1964 Grammy Awards Grammy Award for Best Album for Children Mary Poppins Won
1964 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Mary Poppins Nominated
1964 Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Won
1965 Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment The Dick Van Dyke Show Won
1966 Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Won
1971 Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor – Musical/Comedy The New Dick Van Dyke Show Nominated
1974 Emmy Awards Best Lead Actor in a Drama The Morning After Nominated
1977 Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series Van Dyke and Company Won
1976 People's Choice Awards Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program[citation needed] Van Dyke and Company Won
1984 Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming CBS Library: The Wrong Way Kid" Won
1990 Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Golden Girls: Love Under the Big Top Nominated
1994 American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy Won
2003 Television Critics Association Career Achievement Won
2013 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Won
2015 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Pirate Adventure Nominated


  1. ^ "Dick Van Dyke to receive SAG career award". BBC. August 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dick Van Dyke to Get SAG Life Achievement Award". Associated Press. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved January 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Van Dyke, Dick: U.S. Actor". Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.vandyke-smith-family.com/vandyke-o/p10.htm
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.today.com/id/42862993/ns/today-today_books/t/van-dyke-recalls-learning-shocking-secret/
  8. ^ "Dick Van Dyke plays Not My Job". NPR (Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!). October 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mayflower group not easy to get into". The Post and Courier. March 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e Van Dyke, Dick. My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business. New York: Crown Archetype. 
  11. ^ Adir, Karin (1988). The Great Clowns of American Television. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 219. ISBN 0-89950-300-4. 
  12. ^ a b c King, Susan (December 6, 2010). "A Step In Time With Dick Van Dyke". Los Angeles Times. 
  13. ^ Keveney, Bill (April 27, 2011). "Dick Van Dyke dances through life". USA Today. 
  14. ^ O'Connor, Anahad (October 30, 2009). "Michelle Triola Marvin, of Landmark Palimony Suit, Dies at 76". The New York Times. 
  15. ^ "Palimony figure Michelle Triola Marvin Dies" (Fee). The Globe and Mail. November 26, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Pressure of job turns Van Dyke's hair gray". Altus Times (Google News Archive). April 21, 1982. Retrieved August 3, 2011.  Chris Van Dyke prosecuted the so-called I-5 Killer, Randall Woodfield.
  17. ^ "Dick Van Dyke's Charity Work, Events and Causes". Looktothestars.org. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Dick Van Dyke, 86, Marries 40-Year-Old Makeup Artist". Article and video interview with Van Dyke and Silver, RumorFix.com. March 9, 2012. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ Staff (April 19, 2013). "Dick Van Dyke Cancels New York Appearance over Illness". BBC News. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  20. ^ Rasheed, Sarah (April 18, 2013). "Dick Van Dyke Brain Disorder Forces Actor on Bed Rest". American Live Wire. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  21. ^ Staff (May 31, 2013). "Dick Van Dyke Mystery Illness Solved? Actor Blames Dental Implants". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  22. ^ Staff (August 20, 2013). "Dick Van Dyke Helped from Burning Car". CNN. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  23. ^ "Van Dyke, Dick – The Museum of Broadcast Communications". Museum.tv. October 21, 1992. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Welcome to Wits' End Productions—Your Figment...Our Imagination!". Wits' End Productions. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  25. ^ "Masterworks Broadway/Dick Van Dyke". Sony Music Entertainment. 2011. 
  26. ^ Goodyear, Dana (December 13, 1910). "SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC". The New Yorker. 
  27. ^ New Orleans TV: The Golden Age, documentary produced by WYES-TV New Orleans Channel 12, broadcast July 18, 2009; published at WYES.
  28. ^ WDSU Serves New Orleans Since 1948 .
  29. ^ Walker, Dave, That old-time TV: New book celebrates 60 years of local stars, Arcadia .
  30. ^ "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!". Rundown. NPR. October 23, 2010. 
  31. ^ a b museum.tv.
  32. ^ Brooks, Tim; Earl Marsh (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  33. ^ "Dick Van Dyke's prescription for success". CNN. 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2009. 
  34. ^ de Bertodano, Helena (January 7, 2013). "Dick Van Dyke: 'I'd Go to Work with Terrible Hangovers. Which If you're Dancing Is Hard' – Master of Song, Dance and Pratfalls, Dick Van Dyke Is One of the Last Great Entertainers. What's his secret? Helena de Bertodano Meets Him – and His Young Wife – at Home". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  35. ^ Van Dyke and Company
  36. ^ pbs.org
  37. ^ "Diagnosis Murder S8 | Universal Channel UK". Universalchannel.co.uk. December 13, 1925. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  38. ^ Van Dyke was unhappy because it became a vehicle for Ann-Margret, see "Dick Van Dyke Dances Through Life", Bill Keveney, USA Today, April 28, 2011.
  39. ^ Staff writers (June 30, 2003). "Connery 'has worst film accent'". BBC News. Retrieved July 6, 2008. 
  40. ^ "How not to do an American accent". BBC News. July 21, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
  41. ^ http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/02/08/countdown-the-five-worst-attempts-at-a-british-accent-in-film/
  42. ^ "Dick van Dyke Plays Not My Job". Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!. October 23, 2010. 
  43. ^ King, Susan (December 6, 2010). "A Step In Time With Dick Van Dyke". Los Angeles Times. Somebody sent me a British magazine listing the 20 worst dialects ever done in movies. I was No. 2, with the worst Cockney accent ever done. No. 1 was Sean Connery, because he uses his Scottish brogue no matter what he's playing. 
  44. ^ "The Comic". Turner Classic Movies. January 8, 1998. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  45. ^ "Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)". Baseline. 2011. 
  46. ^ "Past Winners Search". The Recording Academy. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  47. ^ "Amazon page for Faith, Hope and Hilarity". Amazon.com. ISBN 0385000510. 
  48. ^ Barbershop Harmony Society - Honorary Members
  49. ^ Hafner, Katie (June 22, 2000). "The Return of a Desktop Cult Classic (No, Not the Mac)". The New York Times. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  50. ^ Hill, Jim (August 11, 2004). "Do you think that TV legends can't master computer animation? Well then ... You clearly don't know Dick". Jim Hill Media. Retrieved November 3, 2007. 
  51. ^ Chad Smith Gets Dick Van Dyke Rapping on Kids Album.
  52. ^ Dick Van Dyke to Guest Star in a Two-Episode Arc on "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," Hallmark Channel's Highly Anticipated New Original Series from Martha Williamson Premiering April 2014
  53. ^ Sneak peek: Dick Van Dyke is Goofy's Grandpa

External links[edit]