Dick Van Dyke Receives Kennedy Center Honors

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Dick Van Dyke Receives Kennedy Center Honors

Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke has received the Kennedy Center Honors and his reaction was priceless. His Mary Poppins co-star and lifelong friend Julie Andrews was featured in a special introduction for Dick Van Dyke for the event. Andrews shared that Dick is, “endlessly kind, wildly imaginative, insanely talented and hilariously funny.” Julie made sure to add, “Every day is ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ with you, Dick.” 

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After receiving his honors, Dick Van Dyke shared, “All those numbers reminded me of how much fun I had over the years. I wasn’t working for a living – they were paying me to play!

The 95-year old has had a wildly successful career which began in radio hosting. Dick then moved on to stage performing on Broadway and later moved on to television and film. There is no denying Dick Van Dyke has stolen the show with every appearance. Some of his most iconic works include The Music Man, Mary Poppins, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Night at the Museum, Diagnosis MurderMary Poppins Returns, and his many cameo appearances over the years in dozens of television shows.

Related: Dick Van Dyke Explains Dual Role in Mary Poppins

This years honorees included Garth Brooks (Country Musician), Joan Baez (Singer, Songwriter, activist), the actress, choreographer and producer Debbie Allen (Actress, Choreographer, Producer), Midori (Violinist), and Dick Van Dyke (Actor, Comedian, Singer, Dancer, Writer). Congratulations to all the Kennedy Center honorees! Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Entertainment!

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