Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dick Van Dyke: Former Atlantan

Currently listening to Dick Van Dyke’s memoir “My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business.” Van Dyke hosted TV and radio shows in Atlanta some time back in the late 40’s or early 50’s. Do you remember any of them? He started at WAGA and moved to WSB. He loved Atlanta and only left town because WSB was going to fire his partner.

When Van Dyke was a boy in Ohio his father worked for the Sunshine Biscuit Company. For many years my grandfather worked for Sunshine here in Atlanta. Later the Van Dykes moved to Crawfordsville Indiana.
Ceil’s cousin Dic Dac lived in Crawfordsville for several years.  

Van Dyke’s co-stars in Bye Bye Birdie included Paul Lynde, Janet Leigh, Ann Margaret, Maureen Stapleton, Kim Darby, Ed Sullivan, and Charles Nelson Reilly.

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