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Happy 93rd birthday to the great Dick Van Dyke!

Dick Van Dyke, currently back on the big screen in Mary Poppins Returns, is turning 93 today!

He’s best known for his self-titled classic 1960s television sitcom and the long-running drama Diagnosis Murder but the entertainment legend is also an impressive song and dance man who has starred in the big screen musicals Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

This seems like a perfect time to enjoy some musical moments from the versatile Van Dyke.




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  1. Greg,
    You should mention in your copy that tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 14 at 9pm (8pm Central), CBS will be airing “The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Color!” These two episodes were chosen by series creator (and, as Alan Brady, sometimes co-star) Carl Reiner to represent what he believes to be Van Dyke at his best. Reiner also wrote both, the first of which is 1961’s “Where Did I Come From?,” with that question from young Richie (Larry Mathews) prompting related memories from Rob and Laura Petrie (Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore). Then, “Never Bathe on Saturday” (first shown in 1965) finds Laura in a decidedly Lucy-like predicament … with her toe getting stuck in a bathtub spout while she and Rob are on their second honeymoon. Since the bathroom door is locked, Rob can’t get in to free her.

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