11:04 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/20/2013 06:30AM
Dick Van Dyke is said to be okay after his Jaguar went up in smoke on Monday afternoon.
Jason Pennington, the man who rescued the star, tells TMZ that Van Dyke, 87, was driving along the 101 freeway in Los Angeles when his car burst into flames. Pennington found him hunched over at the wheel and quickly pulled over and helped him out of the car.
Photos obtained by TMZ show Van Dyke's car burnt to a crisp.
Originally posted 05/31/2013 03:10PM
Dick Van Dyke's mystery illness has been solved, hopefully.
"It seems that my titanium dental implants are the cause of my head pounding," the 87-year-old favorite of stage, screen and television Tweeted Thursday. "Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks for all your replies."
In late April, Van Dyke announced he was suffering "fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder."
Originally posted 04/18/2013 11:00AM
The multi-talented TV and movie veteran Dick Van Dyke has canceled public appearances planned for next week, his rep tells Entertainment Tonight.
Citing "fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder," Van Dyke, 87, will remain in his home in Malibu, with his wife Arlene, and not fly east for a scheduled ceremony at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y, according to spokesman Bob Palmer.
Seeking advice from anyone with a suggestion, Van Dyke posted on his Twitter account this week: "My head bangs every time I lay down. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. Anybody got any ideas?"
He also said, "It has been going on for 7 years. I've had every test you can think of, including an MRI and spinal tap."
Originally posted 01/27/2013 11:00AM
For much of his career, Dick Van Dyke was known for his youthful energy. So it's little wonder that when the Mary Poppins actor turned 87 last December, he and wife Arlene celebrated with a trip to Disneyland.
"What a kick!" says Van Dyke, recounting palling around with Mickey Mouse and receiving a serenade from the L.A. Philharmonic. "We were treated like royalty."
There's more adulation in store for him Jan. 27, when the Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder star will receive the Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (airing on TNT and TBS). "This was a surprise," he confesses. "People think of me as a song and dance entertainer. To be accepted by my peers as an actor is really a thrill."
Originally posted 08/21/2012 10:10AM
Five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy – and he's won the hearts of millions. Now, Dick Van Dyke is to receive his acting union's highest honor: the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award.
The tireless actor, 86, who's as comfortable with doing slapstick as he is with being suave, will be honored in January for his 60-year-plus career and his lifelong humanitarian accomplishments.
"Dick is the consummate entertainer – an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment,” says SAG-AFTRA co-president Ken Howard.
Originally posted 03/12/2012 08:00PM
Eighty-six year old Dick Van Dyke looks like a giddy young groom with his bride in a photo from the couple's intimate wedding.
The actor tied the knot with makeup artist Arlene Silver, 40, on Leap Day this year. The couple beamed as they cut their two-tier wedding cake topped with red flowers.
The bride wore a form fitting red dress, which was from Anthropologie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first published the photo.
Originally posted 03/09/2012 12:35PM
It was a Leap Day wedding!
Actor Dick Van Dyke, 86, tied the knot with Arlene Silver, 40, on Feb. 29, reports RumorFix.com.
The Diagnosis Murder star met Silver, a makeup artist, six years ago at the SAG Awards. After being "bowled over by her beauty," he hired her to be his personal makeup artist and the two became friends.
"The last couple of years we kind of fell in love," he tells RumorFix.com. "She keeps up with me."
Originally posted 01/29/2012 09:25PM
Before she was a household name, Mary Tyler Moore was just another 18-year-old actress trying to make a name for herself in the industry – which meant finding a name that wasn't already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.
It was 1955 – long before she won the world over with her comedic chops and charm – not to mention her knack for wearing capri pants; before she made an impression as Dick Van Dyke's wife; before she made TV history as original single lady, Mary Richards.
Now more than 50 years after she made the leap from "Mary Moore" to "Mary Tyler Moore," the veteran entertainer, 75, was presented with the annual Life Achievement Award by her costar of 50 years ago, Van Dyke, at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Originally posted 11/11/2010 03:25PM
When Dick Van Dyke woke up after drifting off on his board during a surfing trip years ago, he quickly realized he was stranded in the middle of the ocean with no idea how to get home, according to reports.
"I woke up out of sight of land," the actor, 84, recalled, according to a report in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper. "I started paddling with the swells and I started seeing fins swimming around me and I thought 'I'm dead!' "
Thankfully for Van Dyke, the circling fins didn't belong to creatures with sinister – or hungry – motives.
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