"Fabulous Fifties, The" (31 January 1960), as Guest
(1970) Book: "Faith, Hope and Hilarity".TV commercial
: Kodak pocket Instamatic camera
(1959) Stage: Appeared (Broadway debut
) in "The Girls Against the Boys" on Broadway
(1960). Stage Play: Bye Bye Birdie. Musical comedy. Book by Michael Stewart
. Music by Charles Strouse
. Lyrics by Lee Adams
. Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence. Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler. Dance arrangements by John Morris. Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence. Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by Miles White. Choreographed by Gower Champion
. Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss. Directed by Gower Champion. Martin Beck Theatre (moved to The 54th Street Theatre from 24 Oct 1960- 14 Jan 1961, then moved to Shubert Theatre from 16 Jan 1961- close): 14 Apr 1960- 7 Oct 1961 (607 performances). Cast: Chita Rivera
(as "Rose Grant"), Dick Van Dyke
(as "Albert Peterson"), Dick Gautier
[credited as Dick Gautier] (as "Conrad Birdie"), Paul Lynde
(as "Mr. MacAfee"), Kay Medford
(as "Mae Peterson"), Michael J. Pollard
(as "Hugo Peabody"), Susan Watson (as "Kim MacAfee"), Jessica Albright (as "Deborah Sue/Teen Trio"), Ed Becker (as "Neighbor/Dish Washer"), Vicki Belmonte (as "Martha Louise/Teen Trio"), George Blackwell (as "Charles F. Maude/Neighbor"), Johnny Borden (as "Randolph MacAfee"), Lynn Bowin (as "Suzie/Cheerleader"), Kenny Burrell (as "Guitar Man"), John Coyle (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Dick Crowley (as "Shriner"), Dori Davis (as "Old Woman"), Jerry Dodge (as "Karl"), Barbara Doherty (as "Ursula Merkle"), Lada Edmund (as "Penelope Ann"), Tracy Everitt (as "Freddie"), Don Farnworth (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bud Fleming (as "Shriner"), Penny Ann Green (as "Carol"), Amelia Haas (as "Mayor's Wife/Neighbor"), Lee Howard (as "Reporter/Neighbor/Bar Customer"), Gary Howe (as "Peyton"), Will Jordan (as "Ed Sullivan's Voice"), Judy Keirn (as "Linda/Cheerleader"), Allen Knowles (as "Mayor/Shriner"), Kasimir Kokich (as "Conductor/Shriner"), Ed Kresley (as "Henry"), Sharon Lerit (as "Alice/Sad Girl"), Marijane Maricle
(as "Mrs. MacAfee") [final Broadway
role], Marissa Mason (as "Nancy"), Jeannine Masterson (as "Neighbor"), Pat McEnnis (as "Mrs. Merkle"), Tony Mordente (as "TV Stage Manager"), Oran Osburn (as "Neighbor/Bar Customer"), Louise Quick (as "Margie Ann/Teen Trio"), Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Mr. Henkel"), Norma Richardson (as "Gloria Rasputin"), Jim Sisco
(as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bob Spencer (as "Arthur"), Dean Stolber
(as "Harvey"), Michael Vita (as "Harold"), Karin Wolfe (as "Helen/Another Sad Girl"). Swings: Penny Ann Green (Swing) and Ed Kresley (Swing). Standbys: Carmen Álvarez
(as "Rose Grant") and Charles Nelson Reilly
(as "Albert Peterson"). Understudies: Jessica Albright (as "Ursula Merkle"), Ed Becker (as "Charles F. Maude"), Lynn Bowin (as "Gloria Rasputin"), Don Farnworth (as "Mayor"), Bud Fleming (as "How to Kill a Man Ballet"), Amelia Haas (as "Mrs. Merkle), Lee Howard (as "Mr. Henkel/Mr. MacAfee"), Ed Kresley (as "Conrad Birdie"), Jeannine Masterson (as "Mrs. MacAfee"), Pat McEnnis (as "Mae Peterson"), Bob Spencer (as "Harvey"), Dean Stolber (as "Hugo Peabody/Randolph MacAfee"), Michael Vita (as "TV Stage Manager") and Karin Wolfe (Kim MacAfee"). Produced by Edward V. Padula
. Replacement actors [during Martin Beck Theatre run]: Ed Kresley (as "TV Stage Manager"). [During 54th Street Theatre run:] Understudy: Vicki Belmonte (as "Kim MacAfee"). [During Shubert Theatre run:] Jill Choder (as "Another Sad Girl"), Kay Cole (as "Sad Girl"), Beth Howland
(as "Carol"), Bill Joyce (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bob Mariano (as "Harvey"), Patti Mariano, Jacqueline Mayro (as "Ursula Merkle"), Dick Patterson (as "Albert Peterson"), Barry Pearl (as "Randolph MacAfee") [Aug 1961- 7 Oct 1961] (Broadway debut
), Gene Rayburn
(as "Albert Peterson") [only Broadway
role], Lori Rogers (as "Nancy"), Marilyn Siskin (as "Another Sad Girl/Helen"), Gretchen Wyler (as "Rose Grant"). Swing: Beth Howland. Understudies: Bill Joyce (as "Mayor"), Bob Mariano (as "Hugo Peabody/Randolph MacAfee"). Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
. Note: Filmed by Columbia Pictures as Bye Bye Birdie
(12/10/61) With his children, he hosted the 1961 telecast of MGM's The Wizard of Oz
(1982) TV commercial
(PSA): National Fire Protection Agency
(1991) TV commercial
s: Nick at Nite
(2005) TV commercial
: TV Land
(1984) TV commercial
: Hunt's All-Natural BBQ Sauce
Book: "Those Funny Kids: A Treasury of Classroom Laughter"
(1963) Album: "Songs I Like, By Dick Van Dyke" (Command Records)
(1965) Print ads: Edgeworth's 3-button cardigan sweater and other sweaters "created and worn by TV star Dick Van Dyke"
(1975) Unsold pilot: Starred in a comedy series pilot for ABC called "Mac". He played a cartoonist who looked after his best friend's son while the man served as a foreign correspondent.
(1962-66) TV commercial
s: Kent cigarettes
(1978) TV commercial
: Kodak Colorburst instant cameras
(1992) Release of the book, "Waiting for the Banana Peel" by Frances Adams Kearton. The book is about the early TV shows of Dick Van Dyke and Fran Adams
(2011) TV commercial
(PSA): World Wildlife Fund
(12/9/62) With his children, he hosted the 1962 telecast of The Wizard of Oz
(1939). This marked the last time it was telecast during the Christmas season for many years.
(2012) TV promotions and interviews for broadcasts of "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
(1961) on new cable network, MeTV (Memorable Entertainment Television).
(2015) Release of his book, "Keep Moving".
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