History Creator / DickVanDyke

10th Jun '16 6:59:10 PM Doug86
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Born December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', for which he won a Tony. This role, in turn, landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.

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Born December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri, he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and was made a radio announcer; he continued working in radio after the war, as well as in nightclubs and on television. He made his Broadway debut in 1959, soon landing the role of Albert Peterson in ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', for which he won a Tony. This role, in turn, landed him in Hollywood when a film adaptation of the play was made. The remainder of his career has been in movies and television.



* WorldWarII: He was in it.

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* WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: He was in it.
26th Mar '16 2:41:57 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke''' is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer who has worked on stage, screen and television.

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'''Richard
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Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke''' Dyke is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer who has worked on stage, screen and television.
8th Feb '16 10:52:59 PM StevieC
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* {{Slapstick}}: Many of his comedy routines. Van Dyke was, in fact, a master of slapstick, and has criticized some modern comedians for not knowing how to ''fall'' properly, which he speculates he will eventually lead to injuries.

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* {{Slapstick}}: Many of his comedy routines. Van Dyke was, in fact, a master of slapstick, and has criticized some modern comedians for not knowing how to ''fall'' properly, which he speculates he predicts will eventually lead to injuries.
5th Jan '15 3:19:44 PM Tavernier
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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for Creator/HannaBarbera, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.

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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for Creator/HannaBarbera, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.wife, and played an important role in the first ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''.
8th Dec '14 1:54:36 PM StFan
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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.

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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''Series/DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}}, Creator/HannaBarbera, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.
11th Oct '14 2:39:51 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer who has worked on stage, screen and television.

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Richard '''Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke Dyke''' is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer who has worked on stage, screen and television.



Van Dyke is best known on television for ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.

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Van Dyke is best known on television for ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' and ''DiagnosisMurder''.''Series/DiagnosisMurder''. In film, he is well known for his roles in ''Film/MaryPoppins'' and ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. He also had a couple of roles for {{Hanna-Barbera}}, Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}}, in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo The New Scooby-Doo Movies]]'' and the ChristmasSpecial ''The Town That Santa Forgot''. He appeared in a series 4 episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' where he murdered his wife.
3rd Oct '14 1:02:57 PM rexpensive
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* OneOfUs: He's into computer animation, keeping a fleet of {{Amiga}}s long after they went out of production.

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* OneOfUs: He's into computer animation, keeping a fleet of {{Amiga}}s UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}s long after they went out of production.
10th Jul '14 7:50:07 AM Mdumas43073
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30th Jun '14 8:12:12 PM Tavernier
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* {{Slapstick}}: Many of his comedy routines.

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* {{Slapstick}}: Many of his comedy routines. Van Dyke was, in fact, a master of slapstick, and has criticized some modern comedians for not knowing how to ''fall'' properly, which he speculates he will eventually lead to injuries.
5th Aug '13 12:07:22 AM StaticFactory
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** ScunthorpeProblem: Many jokes, yes, and one [[http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/vandyke.asp rather stupid urban legend]] too.
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