Since the 1940s, when he first appeared on screen, Dick Van Dyke has been regarded as a valuable asset to the entertainment business. In a role that will live long in the memory, he won a Tony Award for his performance in the first production of “Bye Bye Birdie” in 1961.
Van Dyke’s career would go on to cover an incredible seven decades, with the seasoned actor continuing to perform well into his elderly years.
One of Van Dyke’s seven grandchildren has also started making a name for himself in the entertainment industry in recent years.
Now, at the age of 96, Van Dyke is still serving as an example for this new generation, continuing to share his life with both the people he loves and the audience that has followed him throughout his career.
Since he was a young boy, Van Dyke had a deep-seated passion for singing and dancing, which led him to the decision to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
According to a piece from 2019, the actor was still going to the gym anywhere from once per week all the way up to three times per week.
“I’ve always been active, and I continue to be one now… I exercise by swimming laps in the pool, moreover, people my age are advised to always be on the go. Once I’m established on stable ground, I’ll begin to tap.”
In his biography published in 2015, “”If I am out shopping and hear music playing in the store, I start to dance and if I want to sing, I sing. I like reading books because they expose me to new concepts.
I like myself. I don’t give any thought to how a person my age, or any age for that matter, is supposed to behave, “he noted in his book “Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Living Well Longer.”
When Van Dyke was seen interacting with some of his followers in Malibu, California, in the middle of June 2022, he provided evidence that his assertion was accurate.
Despite spending decades on the dancefloor, the still-vibrant star gave off the impression of being in a good mood and content with the fact that he was still able to move and groove. “I’m just pleased to still be here and i’m looking forward to the year 100,” he said.