Dick Van Dyke, who played Mary Poppins in the film, walked out with his wife Arlene Silver for an exercise session in Malibu, proving he’s in terrific form.
When Dick Van Dyke was seen exiting a workout session, he was all grins. The legendary Hollywood actor will celebrate his 96th birthday in December, and he looks as robust and healthy as ever – view all the photos here.
He appeared to be in good spirits as he stepped out with his wife Arlene Silver, 50, for a fitness session in Malibu on September 30.
In a white button-down shirt, black sweatpants, and sneakers, the Mary Poppins actress, who has been married to the makeup artist for almost a decade, cut a relaxed figure. In addition to a full beard and mustache, the Missouri-born actor, who began his decades-long career in the 1940s, had a full beard and mustache. In a pair of black leggings, a grey tee, and a purple sweatshirt, his wife cut an equally relaxed figure. Dick strided boldly alongside Arlene as they strolled back to their car.
In 2005, they met at the SAG Awards, where she worked as a makeup artist. She told The Huffington Post, “I remember seeing Dick at the catering table with his bow tie and his big smile.” “He was seated next to me as soon as I sat down. ‘Hello, my name is Dick,’ he said. ‘Were you in Mary Poppins?’ was the first question I asked him. Naturally, he got a leading role in the Disney feature opposite a young Julie Andrews.
The two actors have remained friends throughout the years, and she even gave him a standing ovation when his career was honored at this year’s 43rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. During his address, Dick added, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” “Seeing all those figures reminded me of how much pleasure I’ve had throughout the years. They were paying me to play! I wasn’t working for a living!
He’s also made a point of emphasizing the significance of staying active as he grows older. “I’m 95 years old. And a lot of my pals won’t do these,” he stated while doing sit-ups on CBS This Morning in June. “All you old people out there, pay attention to what I’m saying. You can go on for as long as you want – I’m still dancing — and singing!”