Sunday Showtunes: All about Dick Van Dyke!
Audiences at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend – I was there on Friday night – delighted in seeing the ageless Dick Van Dyke – singing and dancing and even rapping!
The man is 85 years old and moves like someone about four decades younger. What an enduring talent.
While he is best known for the classic sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and the long-running Diagnosis Murder, Van Dyke is a gifted song and dance man who won the Tony Award for Bye Bye Birdie and returned to Broadway more than 20 years later to star in The Music Man. He starred in the film version of Birdie as well as the movie musicals Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Here are some musical numbers from this great star – including a wonderful duet with Mary Tyler Moore!