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Stars line up to be SAG Awards presenters

Stars line up to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh and Jean Dujardin are confirmed to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
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Van Dyke to present Moore with SAG Award

Van Dyke to present Moore with SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Dick Van Dyke is to present the Screen Actors Guild's 48th Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore at a ceremony in Los Angeles next month.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.
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Van Dykes to star in 'Sunshine Boys'

Van Dykes to star in 'Sunshine Boys'

DALLAS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Actor brothers Dick and Jerry Van Dyke are to star in a stage production of Neil Simon's comedy "The Sunshine Boys" in Texas, producers announced.
Reynolds named People's Sexiest Man Alive

Reynolds named People's Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actor Ryan Reynolds has been named People magazine's 2010 Sexiest Man Alive.

'Palimony' plaintiff Michelle Marvin dies

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Michelle Triola Marvin, who won a landmark "palimony" suit against actor Lee Marvin, has died at the age of 75 in California.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.
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'Roseanne' honored at TV Land Awards

'Roseanne' honored at TV Land Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 9 (UPI) -- The casts of the classic sitcoms "Roseanne" and "The Golden Girls" were honored Sunday night at the "TV Land Awards" ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif.

TV theme composer Hagen dead at 88

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., May 27 (UPI) -- Earle H. Hagen, an Emmy Award-winning composer of music for TV shows, has died at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at the age of 88, his wife Laura said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007.
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Movie flying roadster sold at auction

AUBURN, Ind., June 4 (UPI) -- The cheery wood-and-steel flying vehicle in the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bank" sold at auction to a Florida collector for just less than $498,000.

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UPI horoscopes for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006.
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'Mary Poppins' takes flight on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- After a successful British run, a stage rendition of "Mary Poppins" has debuted on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Celebrities protest Calif. gas platform

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Numerous celebrities including actors Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry gathered in Malibu, Calif., to protest a proposed floating natural gas terminal.
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Actor Dick Van Dyke poses on January 24, 2006 for the media after rehearsals for the Broadway musical "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life" Van Dyke who is doing a cameo role in the production will be reunited with Chita for the first time since their work in the 1960 musical "Bye Bye Birdie" (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning six decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke, and father of Barry Van Dyke. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the television series The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Diagnosis: Murder . Van Dyke has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Van Dyke was born in West Plains, Missouri, to Loren (nickname "Cookie") and Hazel (born McCord) Van Dyke, but he grew up in Danville, Illinois. He is the older brother of actor Jerry Van Dyke, who is best known for his role on the TV series Coach. His grandson, Shane Van Dyke, is also an actor, and directed Titanic II. He is of Dutch descent on his father's side. His mother, as a Mayflower descendant, is of English extraction but also carries additional Scottish ancestry.

During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he became a radio announcer and served in Special Services entertaining troops in the Continental United States. While Van Dyke appeared at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, he and the former Margerie Willett were married on the radio show "Bride and Groom", in 1948. They had four children: Christian (Chris), Barry, Carrie Beth, and Stacy. They divorced in 1984 after a long separation. He lived with longtime companion Michelle Triola for more than 30 years until her death in 2009. Van Dyke's son Barry Van Dyke and grandsons Shane Van Dyke and Carey Van Dyke are also actors; both of these last two, along with other Van Dyke relations and grandchildren, appeared in various episodes of the long-running series Diagnosis: Murder. All of Van Dyke's children are married, and he has seven grandchildren. His son Chris was district attorney for Marion County, Oregon in the 1980s. In 1987, his granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from Reye's Syndrome which drove him to do a series of television commercials to raise public awareness of the danger to children. In 2010, he claimed to have once been rescued from drifting out to sea and possible death by a pod of porpoises.

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