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Disney Legend, Dick Van Dyke Makes Rare Public Appearance with Wife

As one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, we’re fairly certain we aren’t the only ones that enjoy hearing about the 96-year-old Disney Legend, Dick Van Dyke. Van Dyke was recently spotted making a rare public appearance with his wife, Arlene Silver.

Dick Van Dyke is well-known to us Disney fans for his talented appearance in the classic Disney film Mary Poppins in 1964. Van Dyke played the talented chimney sweep, Bert, that won over our hearts with his big smile and sweet spirit. Van Dyke later appeared in Mary Poppins Returns in 2018 as Mr. Dawes, Jr. Van Dyke got his big stardom however from his very own CBS television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966).

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Van Dyke’s involvement with Disney and success on televisions and the big screen resulted in many awards including both Emmy Award and Grammy Award, as well as being named a Disney Legend in 1998.

Now, New York Post has reported that 96-year-old Dick Van Dyke and his 50-year-old wife were spotted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Malibu, California, headed to lunch after finishing up a fitness class at a nearby gym. Take an extra close look at Van Dyke’s sweatshirt which perfectly says, “Spoonful of Sugar”.

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In February 2022, Dick and Arlene released a music video celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary that had us feeling the love for Valentine’s Day with the dancing and singing! The couple met at the SAG awards as Arlene was a makeup artist. The 46-year age gap between Van Dyke and Silver doesn’t seem to stop the love these two feel for one another!

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Van Dyke also took to social media during the COVID-19 pandemic to show his support with a special message to fans with a special video.

It’s great to see Dick Van Dyke making a rare appearance. See looking good, Van Dyke!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.