As it is also Friday the 13th, possible other names for this post- as created by Vanessa, “Unlucky Dick,” and, “Unlucky Dyke.”
The American actor celebrates his 88th birthday today, through out his career, which is still possibly on going, he has been in tv programmes and movies that both Adults and Children will recognise, from Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the TV series Diagnosis Murder.
More recently, he may be known for appearing at the Saving Mr. Banks premier, a movie based on the making of Mary Poppins, where for he was reunited with the star Julie Andrews, who played Mary Poppins in the movie.
Van Dyke, show’s his humour through out most of his roles, the fact that he can make funny moments in murder mysteries in nearly every episode of Diagnosis Murder (I got brought up on them so I should know). Over the decades he has shown his talent for singing, dancing, writing, acting, comedy and caring doing his share in charity work. Oh and of course he has shown his talent for Roller Skating.
Although, like any other person Van Dyke has had his issues, he seems to have come through them and appeared back full strength still with his optimism.
Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke!