- The legacy of Dick Van Dyke will be celebrated at the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors celebration in May 2021.
- Dick Van Dyke is an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, BAFTA, and Disney Legend award winner, in addition to having a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, an induction into the Television Hall of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a Disney Legend.
- At the awards ceremony, Dick Van Dyke will be honored along with other entertainers including Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, and Midori.
- For Disney, Dick Van Dyke starred in Mary Poppins, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Never A Dull Moment, Dick Tracy and Mary Poppins Returns. He also appeared in the 20th Century Studios Night at the Museum franchise and narrated the 2001 documentary Walt: The Man Behind the Myth.
- Along with his a cappella group The Vantastix, Dick Van Dyke has performed live at many Disney fan events.
What They’re Saying:
- Dick Van Dyke: “Many years ago, I was the host of a similar event held, as I recall, in private with the Kennedy family. I saw the care with which the recipient was chosen from an impressive list of nominees. Since the creation of the Kennedy Center Honors, just over 200 have been honored with equal care. Being included in that small, illustrious group, is the thrill of my life.”