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Dick Van Dyke

Birth Name: 
Richard Wayne Van Dyke
Birthday: 
Sunday, December 13, 1925
Birth Place: 
West Plains, Missouri, USA
Height: 
6' 1"

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 based on that play, Bye Bye Birdie (1963). He has starred in a number of films throughout the years including Mary Poppins (1964), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Fitzwilly (1967), as well as a number of successful television series which won him no less than four Emmys and three made-for-CBS movies. After separating from his wife, Margie Willett, in the 1970s, Dick later became involved with Michelle Triola. Margie and Dick had four children born during the first ten years of their marriage: Barry Van Dyke; Carrie Beth van Dyke; Christian Van Dyke and Stacy Van Dyke, all of whom are now in their forties and married themselves. He has seven grandchildren, including Shane Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke and Taryn Van Dyke (Barry's children) and family members often appear with him on "Diagnosis Murder" (1993).

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Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition

In celebration of the film's upcoming 50th anniversary and also to help promote the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks, Disney will release Mary Poppins for the first-time ever on Blu-Ray tomorrow.... Read more
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Mary Poppins (45th Anniversary Edition)

Mary Poppins receives a 45th Anniversary touch up in its two disc set and as far as re-issues go this one is probably one of the best I’ve seen. The digitally remastered 5.1 Surround Sound audio gives the film such a dynamic sound and the picture quality is still so colorful and crisp.... Read more
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