Dick Van Dyke to be given honorary SAG Award

Wednesday August 22, 2012

Dick Van Dyke is to receive the Screen Actors Guild's highest honour: The Life Achievement Award.

Screen Actors Guild co-president Ken Howard made the announcement, calling Dick "an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment."

The 86-year-old entertainer has already won a Tony, a Grammy and five Emmy awards.

Born in West Plains, Missouri, Dick has enjoyed a 60-year career and is best known for his performances in Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins.

For nearly ten years Dick also starred in TV show Diagnosis Murder alongside his son Barry Van Dyke.

The star is also commited to charity work and volunteers at The Midnight Mission, a shelter for homeless. Without fail he is there every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

Dick will receive his award at the 19th annual SAG Awards which take place on January 27.

Photo: © Getty

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