My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0307592235

ISBN-13: 9780307592231

Edition: 2011

Authors: Dick Van Dyke
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Description: 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 Poppinsand 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#x19;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#x19;s #x1C;Chim Chim Cher-ee.#x1D; This is a lively, heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a #x1C;simple song-and-dance man,#x1D; but who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer. From the Hardcover edition.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 5/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke on December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri. He is best known for portraying Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke show from 1961-1966. This show received four Emmy Awards as Outstanding Comedy Series and Van Dyke won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Van Dyke also starred on the Broadway stage in Bye Bye Birdie and The Music Man. He won the Best Actor Tony in 1961 for Bye Bye Birdie. He also starred in two classic children's movies, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Van Dyke is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and the grandfather of actor Shane Van Dyke. He is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. His memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, was was written in 2011. In 2014 this memoir was on the New York Times bestseller list.

Foreword
Introduction
Step in Time
The Yawn Patrol
Special Services
The Merry Mutes
Live on the Air
A Seven-Year Contract
Laugh Lines
Bye Bye Birdie
Rob and Laura Petrie
Showtime
Canceled
Business as Usual
A Jolly Holiday
Family Values
Seeing Stars
Upsets and Good-byes
Never a Dull Moment
Some Kind of Nut
The New Dick Van Dyke
The Morning After
Sailing Away
Another Fine Mess
Divorce American Style
Em-va-zema
Strong Medicine
The Old Man and the TV
Diagnosis Fun
Curtain Calls
Acknowledgments
Insert Photograph Credits
Index
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