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General Information

Name:  Dick Van Dyke  

Pen Name: None


Born: December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri

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Illinois Connection

Mr. Van Dyke grew up in Danville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is an internationally recognized and accomplished performer, and has been a recipient of the Theatre World Award, a Tony, a Grammy, and four Emmy awards. He currently resides in California.

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Titles At Your Library

Faith, Hope and Hilarity
ISBN: B0006C0H82

Doubleday. 1970

Dick Van Dyke, an ex-Sunday school teacher, started collecting sayings of children about religion. He was helped by parents, teachers, and clergymen who sent him their own actual experiences with kids. The result is this book.

Those Funny Kids!
ISBN: 0385110138

Doubleday. 1975

LIKE NEW/VERY GOOD, 1ST EDITION as evidenced by complete number line: 123456789. Book in as new, unread condition. Dust cover is unclipped and has minor shelf wear to top edge with 3 small pinhead sized chips, one 3/8 inch closed tear to top front of jacket and bumping to top and bottom of spine.In like new, unread condition, not price clipped, not library edition, not remainder marked. Seller is a lifelong book collector and each edition comes directly from his 35,000+ volume collection! All orders are shipped every business day using USPS Media Mail for all U S. orders. Orders shipped from Grover Beach, California. 93433-1585, Thank You, for your business!!

My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir
ISBN: 0307592235

Crown Archetype. 2011

Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles.

His trailblazing television program, The Dick Van Dyke Show (produced by Carl Reiner, who has written the foreword to this memoir), was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1960s and introduced another major television star, Mary Tyler Moore. But Dick Van Dyke was also an enormously engaging movie star whose films, including Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, have been discovered by a new generation of fans and are as beloved today as they were when they first appeared. Who doesn’t know the word "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?"

A colorful, loving, richly detailed look at the decades of a multilayered life, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, will enthrall every generation of reader, from baby-boomers who recall when Rob Petrie became a household name, to all those still enchanted by Bert’s “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” This is a lively, heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a “simple song-and-dance man,” but who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer.

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