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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 mostra'n més 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. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Surprisingly fun and engaging read that goes very quickly.

I didn't learn too many new things, other than the author seems as genuinely pleasant as the characters he's played.

There were a few turns of phrase that just made me hear his voice perfectly, and I'd wished I'd been listening to an unabridged audio version of it...but only if DVD himself did the narration.

Worth the time if you want a light bio on an exemplary performer and person.
SESchend | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Feb 2, 2024 |
Part memoir, part book of advice, I chose to listen to the audiobook, which Dick Van Dyke reads himself. Though I’m a few years younger than the book’s primary audience, I still enjoyed the advice, humor, and sections about Van Dyke’s life. As can often happen when you don’t already know much (if anything) about an actor’s real self and tend to conflate his/her on-screen appearances with real life, it was a bit jarring to hear some of the things about his life. However, I’ve read reviews for the full memoir he wrote a few years before this, and it sounds like this is pretty tame in comparison. I had planned to read that too, but I think I’ll leave it at this.

Some of my favorite parts involved Van Dyke’s brother Jerry Van Dyke, who seems to have a considerably different (and quite humorous) outlook on getting older. I was particularly surprised to learn that Van Dyke has never had any formal dance training; I am one, apparently of many, who always assumed he had. I appreciate parts of his outlook on life, while some of his take on politics and religion left me shaking my head. When he basically says that no one can really know the truth about God, I think to myself, “Is that the truth?” It’s an age-old argument that probably never solves anything, though. In the end, I mostly enjoyed this book, and if you plan to read it, I highly recommend the audiobook.
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Kristi_D | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |
I love the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Edition books. These little books are packed with poems, from the Author(s). I have read some several times. I have even used them to teach about poetry and the works of the certain author. Nice add to any library.
JPMomW | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Aug 17, 2023 |
I really enjoyed learning more about Dick Van Dyke's life and career. While I knew about The Dick Van Dyke show, I don't think I've ever actually watched it (or most of Dick's other work, honestly). I really only know him from "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
ca.bookwyrm | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2022 |


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