Dick Van Dyke overcame alcoholism to become an inspiration to many others who have an issue with the bottle, and while at it, he found love thrice. Dick Van Dyke paints the picture of a happy, easy-going man, which makes it hard to picture him being anything but that. While he was that way for a long time, about 25 years, the actor's bubbly and friendly nature got fueled by alcohol. Van Dyke relied on alcohol to be the funny guy in the room, and have excellent social skills. I just couldn't talk to people, and I found that if I had a drink, it would loosen me up. The barriers went down, and I became very sociable. That's what got me started. The actor added that alcoholism could happen to anyone, and beating it was not an easy feat. Things started to turn around for Van Dyke when he realized that he was doing more harm than good to his then-wife, Margie Willet, and four children if he didn't clean up his act. The dad-of-four checked himself into therapy, and while he was there, he had a revelation that cemented his resolve to get sober and be better for his children.
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Dick Van Dyke on How He Manages to Stay so Young: ‘They Can’t Get Me off the Stage’
Richard Wayne Van Dyke born December 13, is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer, whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades in film, television and the theatre. Van Dyke began his career as an entertainer on radio and television, in nightclubs, and on the Broadway stage. In his youth, Van Dyke considered a career in the ministry, although a drama class in high school convinced him to become a professional entertainer. Denied enlistment several times for being underweight, he was eventually accepted for service as a radio announcer before transferring to the Special Services and entertaining troops in the continental United States. They moved to Atlanta , Georgia, in the early s and performed a local television show featuring original skits and music called "The Merry Mutes". He later appeared in two episodes of The Phil Silvers Show during its —58 season. During this time a friend from the Army was working as an executive for CBS television and recommended Van Dyke to that network.
How Dick Van Dyke Met His 46-Years Younger Wife Arlene Silver
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