SAG honoree Van Dyke glad he made someone smile

January 25, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2012 file photo, Actor Dick Van Dyke, right, poses for a portrait with Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Van Dyke is the recipient of the Life Achievement Award at the upcoming 19th Annual SAG Awards ceremony on Jan. 27, 2013. Ahead of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Van Dyke reflects on his seven decades in show business and the legacy he will leave behind. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget dishonest modesty. Dick Van Dyke seems nothing short of gobsmacked about receiving the life-achievement honor at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

“They must’ve gotten to the ‘V’s,” he joked.

Though probably best known for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961-66) and Walt Disney’s big-screen musical “Mary Poppins” (1964), the 87-year-old Van Dyke said that, with the SAG Award, “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.’ Login to read more

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