Miscellaneous Dick Van Dyke Show Vantastix The 10th Decade


Dick Van Dyke has been honored with many awards throughout his over 70 year career including 5 Emmys, a Tony award, and a Grammy award.  

In addition, Dick has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (next to his idol Stan Laurel), has handprints and footprints at Grauman’s Chinese theatre, has been inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame (which also included the creation of a bronze statuette), and has been honored and recognized as a Disney Legend.

Dick was the subject of a Ralph Edwards’ This Is Your Life segment, and also assumed the role of the Chairman of Nick at Nite in the 1990s.

Dick and his fellow Dick Van Dyke Show cast members were honored by TV Land in 2003 through TV Land’s recognition of The Dick Van Dyke Show as the recipient of the very first TV Legend Award.

Dick is one of the Danville five -  five men from Danville all whom have had very successful careers in show business: Donald O’Connor, Bobby Short, Gene Hackman, and brother, Jerry Van Dyke. In recognition of Dick’s contributions to Danville and his support of the Arts, Danville High School dedicated the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, 2011. Dick participated via Skype.

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Emmy Awards

1961 - 1966

In association with

Lt. Robin Crusoe


This Is Your Life - 1986

Television Academy

Hall of Fame


ATAS Statue dedication


Walk of Fame - 1993

Disney Legend - 1998


Lifetime Achievement - 2013

TV Land Legend Award - 2003

With family members in attendance, Dick was most recently presented with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2013.

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The Danville Five

When Dick received the call, though instructed explicitly not to tell anyone, he immediately contacted his family with the good news, explaining, “I couldn’t hold that in.”  Dick joked that the Kennedy Center “just made it”; at 95, he becomes one of the oldest recipients.  He and Arlene are rightfully reluctant to travel to Washington, D.C., for the festivities, due to the health risks associated with flying during the pandemic.

Dick joining the roster of previous recipients and collaborators Julie Andrews, Chita Rivera, and Carol Burnett in this particular year of 2020 certainly seems appropriate.  Danny Thomas, with 20/20/20/20 vision, would have undoubtedly approved.  The Kennedy Center described Dick as “a living legend.”  To that we add a big Thumbs Up!

The Kennedy Center Honors are given annually to select performing artists for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.   This year The Kennedy Center has chosen Dick, calling him a “national treasure” and “one of the most popular and beloved performers in show business history.”  Fellow 2020 recipients include choreographer Debbie Allen, violin virtuoso Midori, folk music icon Joan Baez, and country music star Garth Brooks.  Usually airing in late December with tributes and performances in the main theater, the ceremony was postponed until May of 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The re-envisioned program will be scaled-back, consisting of a series of smaller events both in-person, utilizing the Center’s campus, and virtual.  The 43rd Honors are to be televised on June 6th.


2021 Kennedy Center Honoree