‘’NICE GUY’’ ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1925

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Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke is 97 years old today.

On December 13, 1925, Dick Van Dyke, the actor who would
become known for his performances in such movie classics
as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as the
popular 1960s TV sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, was born
in West Plains,
Missouri.

Van Dyke, who was raised in Danville, Illinois, served in the 
Army Air Force during
World War II and in the 1950s took
various acting jobs and hosted a series of TV game shows.

In 1960, he starred on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie, a role
which earned him a Tony Award. The following year, he
signed on to play comedy writer Rob Petrie on The Dick
Van Dyke
Show.

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1964

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Initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966.

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