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Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke Makes Rare Public Appearance and Wears the Perfect Shirt

Dick Van Dyke
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When it comes to quintessential Disney movies, one movie at the top of most people’s lists is the 1964 film,¬†Mary Poppins. Whose day doesn’t get brighter when they hear classics like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” or “A Spoonful of Sugar”. The movie made Julie Andrews a Disney icon, along with her costar, the legendary Dick Van Dyke. Both went on to star in a number of other classic films, but Disney fans will always know and love them as Mary Poppins and her chimney sweep buddy, Bert.

Mary Poppins

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In the years since¬†Mary Poppins,¬†Julie Andrews has continued to maintain a public profile and has continued to act — most recently voicing the character of Lady Whistledown in the hit Netflix show,¬†Bridgerton. Van Dyke, on the other hand, has acted in just a few projects, which makes sense considering the actor is now 96 years old. However, Van Dyke made a recent public appearance, and he did it wearing a shirt Disney fans around the globe will absolutely love and want.

Dick Van Dyke Mary Poppins

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Van Dyke was recently spotted out and about with his wife of ten years, Arlene Silver, in Malibu, California. The two had just attended a workout class and Van Dyke was looking stellar! As he exited the building, a fan snapped a few pictures, which showed Van Dyke wearing a gray sweatshirt that said “Just a Spoonful of Sugar” written on it. The classic phrase was accompanied by a spoonful of ice cream with classic Disney snacks on top — including a Mickey waffle, a candy apple, a churro, and a Dole Whip.

I mean, how incredible is that?!

Dick Van Dyke

Credit: The NY Post

In addition to his roles in¬†Mary Poppins¬†and¬†Mary Poppins Returns — where he actually danced on a table at 92 years old — Van Dyke has lent his voice to other Disney projects, including¬†Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, where he voiced Goofy’s grandfather, Captain Goof-Beard. He also appeared as himself in the Disney film¬†Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.¬†

In 1998, Van Dyke was named a Disney legend alongside Roy E. Disney, Hayley Mills, Kurt Russell, and more.

What is your favorite Dick Van Dyke role?

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!