Happy Birthday: Dick Van Dyke

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

dickvandyke.jpgDick Van Dyke

Born: December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri, USA

Married to: Arlene Silver (29 February 2012 – present)
Marjorie Willett (12 February 1948 – 4 May 1984) (divorced) (4 children)

I think it’s such a shame that [Walt Disney] didn’t live to see computer animation, because he would have had a good time with it . . . In those days it was before the blue screen. They used what was called yellow sulphur lighting–the screen was yellow, and we worked with that all day, and by the time the day was over you couldn’t see anything . . . It was just an empty soundstage. And sometimes we didn’t even have the music–we would just dance to a click rhythm. But I think technically it holds up today just as well as anything.

[about Mary Poppins (1964)] I thought Walt Disney hired me because I was…

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