Days Of Our Lives Star Dick Van Dyke Celebrates 98th Birthday With New Show!
Days Of Our Lives star Dick Van Dyke wanted a special way to celebrate his 98th birthday. And the actor got help from CBS in achieving that goal.
Find out how the Days Of Our Lives star will team up with CBS for his 98th birthday. And keep reading to learn what the beloved actor said about his energetic, youthful outlook.
Dick Van Dyke – Celebrates 98th Birthday With CBS Show
Days Of Our Lives star Dick Van Dyke wanted to do something special for his 98th birthday. And with help from CBS, the Days Of Our Lives star will celebrate with a TV special, reported People.
“I’ve been with the CBS family for almost 70 years,” revealed Van Dyke. “And I couldn’t be prouder. I’m incredibly honored that CBS will be throwing a 98th birthday special for me.”
The Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic CBS TV special will explore the actor’s career as a tribute. And the Days Of Our Lives star recalled, “I started with CBS under contract in 1955 with the CBS morning show, then The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis Murder. Can’t wait to be part of the show!”
Dick Van Dyke – Talks Retirement
Winner of four Emmy Awards, Van Dyke will celebrate his 98th birthday on Dec. 13. And the show honoring the Days Of Our Lives actor will air on Dec. 21. Planned as a two-hour special, the show “will travel back in time to the iconic set of The Dick Van Dyke Show,” revealed CBS.
And highlights of the special include “dazzling music and dance spectacles, heartfelt performances, special guests and a magical holiday number,” announced the network. However, the show will also offer songs and clips from Van Dyke’s career. For example, watch for footage from classics such as Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
But as far when Van Dyke plans to stop working, he doesn’t want to. And the actor admitted, “I don’t think I’ll ever retire, unless they made me. It’s too much fun! It’s such a good life.”
Dick Van Dyke – Shares Secrets To Feeling Young
Most recently, Van Dyke competed on season 9 of The Masked Singer in February. And he delighted viewers by making his soap opera debut as a guest star on Days of Our Lives. But Van Dyke shared that he feels that he knows several secrets to remaining mentally young.
And after tying the knot with Arlene Silver, 52, in 2012, the actor also credits his wife for his youthful outlook. “Having a beautiful young wife half my age to take care of me — that works! My positive attitude, I get that from my wife,” revealed Van Dyke.
However, the actor also credits exercise. And he noted, “I wrote a book called Keep Moving. I still go to the gym three days a week and work out. And I advise everybody to do that, because that’s what ages people — it’s just a stiffening up and not exercising their muscles and their lungs. Exercise is the answer,” he noted. CBS will air Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic on Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. ET, with streaming options on Paramount+.
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