Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

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Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke to Receive Kennedy Center Honors. On Wednesday, Jan 13th, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces this years Kennedy Center honorees who have made a lasting impact for their work in folk, country and classical music, as well as participation in theater and television.

This years honorees include 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).

Van Dyke was so overjoyed by the news he shared he couldn’t keep it a secret! “My wife took the call and the instructions were, ‘Congratulations but do not tell anybody.’ You can’t do that! I called all my relatives right away. I couldn’t hold that in,” shared Dick Van Dyke in a phone interview with The NY Times.

The 95-year old Dick Van Dyke 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 Murder, Mary Poppins Returns, and his many cameo appearances over the years in dozens of television shows.

Congratulations to all the Kennedy Center honorees! Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Entertainment!

Source: NY Times


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