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Screen Actor's Guild to Honor Dick Van Dyke

The Malibu resident will be given the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Malibu's Dick Van Dyke, who earlier this year presented Mary Tyler Moore with the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award, will receive the honor himself at next year's ceremony, the guild announced Tuesday.

"Dick is the consummate entertainer -- an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment,'' said SAG-AFTRA co-president Ken Howard. "From his career-changing Broadway turn in 'Bye Bye Birdie' and his deadpan humor in the Emmy winning 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' to his unforgettable performance as Bert in 'Mary Poppins,' he sets a high bar for actors.

"Stage, big screen, small screen, literally everywhere he has worked he has inspired millions of fans and has had a tremendously positive impact on the industry and the world,'' Howard said. "He is so deserving of this honor and I congratulate him.''

Van Dyke, 86, will receive the award during the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27.

He presented Moore -- who played his TV wife Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show'' -- with SAG's Lifetime Achievement Award in January, hailing her as "one of the few performers, women, who could do a flat-out comedy scene, slapstick, and still be beautiful and feminine and adorable.''

with his group the Vantastix next month at .

John Mazza August 22, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I would like to add that he is also a great guy and a real friend of Malibu.
Malibu Mom August 23, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Congratulations to a man who gives back and makes our community and our world better. He is a living legend and role model for all! Thanks for helping make the Malibu Library opening unforgettable.

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