Dick van Dyke is an American icon. The famous 97-year-old actor has been a television, film, and Disney fixture for decades.
The Hollywood And Disney Legend
In addition to starring in Mary Poppins alongside Julie Andrews (another legend), he also had a cameo appearance in Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and starred in lesser-known Disney movies such as Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966) and Never A Dull Moment (1968). He’s also won a Grammy for his work on the Mary Poppins album, a Tony for Bye Bye Birdie, and multiple Emmys for his work on television with the Dick Van Dyke Show.
In 1986, he also had the distinct honor of inducting Walt Disney into the American Television Hall of Fame. And Dick Van Dyke himself was inducted in 1998 as a Disney legend.
Never Too Old
Earlier this week, he proved that you are never too old to learn something new. Sharing on Instagram, Dick Van Dyke shared his first ukulele lesson from his instructor Melanie Kareem.
As he strummed along, he could be seen/heard asking his ukulele teacher, “Where’s the F?”
In addition, he added a caption to the video with the line, “It’s never too late to start something new.”
The long-time Disney film star continues to be in reasonably good health despite his age and a recent traffic accident that resulted in him getting stitches. In 2015, he celebrated his 90th birthday at Disneyland Park. Here’s hoping he’s able to return to the California theme park resort on his 100th birthday.