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Who are Dick Van Dyke's four children?


Dick Van Dyke attends the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC on May 21, 2021.

Dick Van Dyke is a recipient of the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which airs on CBS tonight. The legendary actor is best known for his work on Mary Poppins, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder and Bye, Bye Birdie.

“The Kennedy Center Honors are a moment to celebrate the remarkable artists who made their lives with it have spent uplifting the cultural history of our nation and the world, ”said David M. Rubenstein, chairman of the Kennedy Center, on the theater’s website. He added, « For more than seven decades, Dick Van Dyke has brought us beloved film, stage and television characters who have been adored by generations of fans. » Outside of work, however, the bestselling author is husband, father of four Children – Barry, Christian, Stacy and Carrie Beth – and grandfather of seven.

Van Dyke is currently married to Arlene Silver, a make-up artist 46 years his junior. But as Silver told the Huffington Post, “He’s immature in a good way with a child’s wonder. He’s just fun, he’s open-minded. He didn’t get stuck in his ways at all. We are both like children. We feel like we both have a second childhood. ”

The couple first met when he was still with his 30-year-old partner Michelle Triola Marvin. The couple’s friendship blossomed after Marvin’s death.

« I didn’t really know how powerful the relationship became, » Silver told the outlet at the time. “I would come over, but I didn’t mean to disturb him. He has so many people around him that I didn’t want to be pushy, so I would just say I’ll come over after work and we’ll have dinner, and it turns out he’s been looking forward to it all day. « </ The actor shared his four children with his first wife, Margie Willett, whom he officially divorced in 1984.

The son of Van Dyke’s Diagnosis Murder character, Dr. Mark Sloan, was his real son, Barry. He played murder detective Steve throughout the series.

Barry wasn’t alone – Van Dyke’s grandsons Shane and Carey and even daughter Stacy appeared in the lengthy trial.

« I would work with him anytime, » said Barry The Los Angeles Times in 1994. He added that his father « is the best to work with, very creative. He has a lot of integrity and will definitely work, including physical ailments. He set a good example We’ve always talked about working together. ”

“ Developed and produced public service television and radio announcements with National Speaker Dick Van Dyke, ”listed among Reye’s Syndrome Foundation Achievements. The Tony Award winner became Speaker of the organization after his granddaughter Jessica died of the disease in 1987.

According to the Associated Press, « Reye’s syndrome causes severe swelling in the brain and liver. It w It is mainly found in children aged 5 to 15 who have chickenpox, flu, or another respiratory illness. ”The point of sale said the illness was linked to“ taking aspirin while having a viral illness. ”

Van Dyke’s son Christian was a district attorney in Marian County, Oregon, according to the Atticus Times. He took the position in the early 1980s.

“When Van Dyke was running for the job, show business luminaries like Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner and others added about $ 4,000 to his budget of 35,000 US dollars, ”the publication revealed. It added that his parents added about $ 400.

While he revealed to the Atticus Times that his father was « chewing on the piece, » they decided his father shouldn’t help.

While Barry and others have tried acting, Nicki Swift reports that Van Dyke’s four children are no longer in show business.

« Many of his grandchildren also reportedly dreamed of growing up in Hollywood. Looks like we have a Van Dyke dynasty in our hands! ”Wrote Nicki Swift.


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