Dick Van Dyke reminisces about meeting wife at SAGs
January 27th, 2013
08:40 PM ET

Dick Van Dyke reminisces about meeting wife at SAGs

The Screen Actors Guild Awards might want to look into providing a matchmaking service.

It turns out that was the case for Dick Van Dyke, who met his wife at the awards ceremony.

"First time I ever hit on a woman in my life!" the legendary entertainer told CNN on the SAG Awards red carpet. "I walked up to her and said, 'Hi, I'm Dick.' I don't think she knew who I was!"

It turns, out, she did - she just wasn't familiar with his work. Safe bet to say she is now, though, as Van Dyke is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAG ceremony.

"The only thing that bothers me is that they say after you get this award you never work again," Van Dyke joked. But in reality, after presenting to both Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore in the past, "it's just the pinnacle for me. I've never dreamed it."

Filed under: Awards Season • SAG Awards

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  1. Rich

    DVD is one of my heroes. Even at 87 he continues to give freely of his time and experience to the young people of our community. All the kids are in awe of "the chimney sweep" from Mary Poppins and his generosity.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. its good to see dick

    i love him dearly and thought he was so funny . i love slapstick comedy.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Aj...

    she does buy everything we tell her....that's because she's a putz

    January 28, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I pooped on the first woman I hit on.

    January 28, 2013 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tom

    He married the first woman he ever hit on? Wow.

    January 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Floretta

      He was married for 36 years to his first wife Margie, divorcing after a long separation in 1984. He lived with longtime companion Michelle Triola until her death in 2009. And then he married Arlene Silver last year.

      January 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |

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