Dick Van Dyke To Receive SAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Actor Dick Van Dyke will be honored this weekend with the Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award in recognition of Van Dyke’s contributions to television and film will be given during the 19th annual SAG Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday.

“Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment,” said SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard.

Van Dyke, now 87, began his career on stage and over radio airwaves before landing roles in television.

In 1959, he made his Broadway debut and won a Tony Award for his casting in “Bye Bye Birdie.”

He is also known for his unforgettable role as Bert in “Mary Poppins.”

Last year, Van Dyke presented former co-star Mary Tyler Moore with SAG’s Lifetime Achievement.

Van Dyke won three Emmy awards for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” which ran from 1961-66 on CBS.

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