My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0307592243
ISBN-13: 9780307592248
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  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 5/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

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 DykeShow(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, includingMary PoppinsandChitty 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 wordsupercalifragilisticexpialidocious?           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.From the Hardcover edition.

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.

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