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Dick Van Dyke getting SAG Lifetime Achievement Award 1/27


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I didn't know until I read the article that at 86, he just married a 40-year-old.

 

Reminds me of the joke of the 90-year-old billionaire who married a 21-year old woman. A friend asked him, "But aren't you worried about the honeymoon night?". The old man shrugged and said, "Well...if she dies, she dies."

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Or, as Letterman recently said about 86 y/o Hugh Hefner's impending wedding to a 26 y/o...

 

"Hugh is presently getting ready for his honeymoon. He's already on a Cialis drip."

 

(...btw, re Dick Van Dyke...BRAVO...I think it's great that one of the last remaining multi-talented performers in the world is getting his due)

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Well I think any award VanDyke receives is well deserved. He certainly has brought a lot of pleasure & laughter to the world.

 

I recently read his autobiography over the summer. Amazing how his biggest breaks into show business were pure dumb luck. But every time he was granted a "break", he worked extremely hard with determination to learn and succeed.

His "salad" years of learning and honing his craft came via radio, kind of surprising for such a physical performer.

 

And how lucky he was to have the once-in-a-lifetime success of a fabulous TV show that really holds up very well today. The casting & writing on that show was amazing.

 

Congratulations Dick! You deserve it!

 

PS I'm so lucky too-it was just announced the historic Capitol Theater will be screening Mary Poppins (35mm) in 2013!!! Yay!

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...........hey RV, didn't you notice that he *specifically* didn't mention you!

 

I love this place!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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I am happy that an alcoholic can rise to the top, even if he does marry a girl. Even though his movies stunk, his DVD Show was a gem.

 

 

P.S. Am I your other cohort ? I'm proud to be in such good company, then! :)

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finance, I often wonder if the reason for his scant filmography might have been due to his career flowering just as the need for movie Song-and-Dance Men who could also act was dying on the vine?

 

(..and yeah, I said "who could act", because I HAVE seen him act very well in a few roles where he doesn't use that "rubber face" of his...though admittedly it WAS primarily on the small screen)

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> I didn't know until I read the article that at 86, he just married a 40-year-old.

 

He and Michele Triola were together from the time she lost her lawsuit against Lee Marvin (Van Dyke's marriage collapsed in the aftermath of the lawsuit that Troika brought against Lee Marvin and lost) until her death in 2009. He met his new wife shortly after Triola's death.

 

As for another poster's calling Van Dyke a drunk, he's been clean and sober since the 1970s.

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Dick van Dyke is a legend and most deserving of this honor. It has nothing to dow with just film. It's about acting. The TV has a "screen" just as film has a "screen." There are far more TV actors in SAG than film actors.

 

Last year's recipient was Mary Tyler Moore and when Dick van Dyke came onstage to present her the award he received a prolonged standing ovation. I think they realized they hadn't honored him yet and now they are.

 

I hope he'll mention Stan Laurel. They were very close in Laurel's later years and he admired van Dyke very much and once said that the best impression of him ever was by Dick.

 

Bravo!

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