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Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind, Betty White says

Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind, Betty White says

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) --Mary Tyler Moore is reportedly going blind after a decades-long struggle with diabetes.
Kate Stanton
TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at 91

TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dead at 91

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Comedy icon Sid Caesar died after a brief illness at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his friend Carl Reiner told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. He was 91.
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Carmen Zapata dies at age 86

Carmen Zapata dies at age 86

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Emmy-nominated actress Carmen Zapata dies from heart problems at age 86.
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
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Dick Van Dyke safe after being pulled from burning car

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Good Samaritan said he pulled comedic actor Dick Van Dyke from his burning luxury car on the side of a Los Angeles freeway by Monday afternoon.
NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. network NBC says it plans to air a special featuring laugh-out-loud scenes from the greatest television shows of all time next month.
Dick Van Dyke blames titanium dental implants for headaches

Dick Van Dyke blames titanium dental implants for headaches

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Dick Van Dyke says titanium dental implants are to blame for his recent illness.

Dick Van Dyke, 87, suffering from neurological disorder

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Dick Van Dyke's publicist said the actor-comedian has canceled a public appearance in New York next week because he is suffering from a neurological disorder.
Reiner, Baldwin to present Van Dyke with lifetime SAG honor

Reiner, Baldwin to present Van Dyke with lifetime SAG honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Writer, director and producer Carl Reiner and TV star Alec Baldwin are to present the Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
By United Press International

Van Dyke performance to benefit theater

MALIBU, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke will sing with a trio in a one-night live performance to benefit a Los Angeles-area non-profit theater company, the theater says.

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Dick Van Dyke marries makeup artist

Dick Van Dyke marries makeup artist

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dick Van Dyke, 86, has married his 40-year-old makeup artist, Arlene Silver, RumorFix reported Friday.
Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

Clooney, Pitt to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Ben Kingsley are to be presenters at this weekend's Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
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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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