Dick Van Dyke SAG Award Winner 2013

Dick Van Dyke is this year's choice for the lifetime achievement award at the 19th annual SAG Awards. 

The 87-year-old actor, singer, and dancer is perhaps best known for his role in the classic film Mary Poppins (1964) where he played the chimney sweep Bert. He is also widely known for his 1960s television show, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1965). Check out Van Dyke in this classic clip (he's in the middle). 


Of the SAG honor Van Dyke said in an interview: "I kind of find a home. I've always been a bit of an orphan, because actors say, `Well, he's more of a dancer.' And dancers say, `No. He's really a singer.' And singers say, `No. He's an actor.' So, now I've got a home. I can actually refer to these people as my peers."

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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