Dick Van Dyke In The Disney Movie Marry Poppins

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What did I tell ya ? There's the whole world at your feet . And who gets to see it ? But the birds , the stars and the chimney sweep ." . This quote was said by Bert who was played by Dick Van Dyke in the Disney movie Marry Poppins . Richard Wayne Van Dyke or Dick Van Dyke was born on December 13 , 1925 and is an actor , comedian , singer , dancer , writer , and producer . Van Dyke was born in/of Hazel Victoria and Loren Wayne Van Dyke and grew up in Danville , Illinois . Van Dyke has Dutch , English , Irish , and Scottish ancestry , with a family line that goes back to a Mayflower passenger , John Alden . For a small time for / of his youth , Van Dyke considered a career path of / to ministry and worship , although a drama classes / classed as his high school convinced …show more content…
In 1947 , Van Dyke was asked by performer Phil Erickson to form a comedy duo with him called " Eric and Van-the Merry Mutes ." . Soon they brought their act to Atlanta , Georgia , In the early 1950s and also performed a local television show featuring original skits and music called " The Merry Mutes " . In November 1959 , Van Dyke was in a Broadway show called Girls against the Boys . He then played the lead role of Albert Peterson in " Bye Birdie " , which ran from April 14 , 1960 to October 7 , 1961 . In May 2011he did an interview for Rachael Ray , Van Dyke said that when he auditioned for a smaller part in the show . The show's director and choreographer , was watching , and promptly went up on stage to inform Van Dyke that he had the lead role . Van Dyke protested that he could not dance but the director replied " We'll teach you " . That musical won four Tony awards including Van Dyke's Best Featured Actor Tony , In 1961 . In 1980 , Van Dyke appeared as the title role in the first Broadway revival of The Music Man . Van Dyke will always be a famous actor , comedian , singer , dancer , writer , and

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