Beloved actor, singer and dancer Dick Van Dyke will be 96 in December and it looks like things are still going well.
The Hollywood legend appeared to be in good spirits when he was spotted leaving a fitness class in Malibu on Thursday with his wife of nine, Arlene Silver, 50, by his side.
Even in his advanced years, the Mary Poppins star keeps his mind, body and body active and balanced through daily exercise routines at his Southern California home, as well as during his regular fitness classes.
Age-defying: Dick Van Dyke, 95, looked fit and lean as he left a fitness class in Malibu on Thursday with wife Arlene Silver, 50, by his side
Following his wife’s lead, Van Dyke was all smiles after Thursday’s practice, dressed in black sweatpants and a white short-sleeved polo shirt.
The Missouri native, who began his career as a radio and television entertainer in the 1940s, also wore white sneakers and sported a full beard and mustache.
The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang icon still looked slim and fit and walked confidently, like a man half his age, as the couple walked to his parked car. He has been open about his need to stay active in his life and career.
In fact, just three years ago, he put his mind and body to the test by doing his own dance routines for his cameo in the film Mary Poppins Returns (2018), which included a move where he jumped on a desk, without any special effects.
Sporty: Van Dyke appeared to have strengthened after his workout on Thursday, dressed in black sweatpants, a white short-sleeved polo shirt and white sneakers
Sporty: The Hollywood legend’s wife also did a workout, wearing black leggings and a purple sweatshirt over a gray t-shirt
Silver, who was also working out in class, looked sporty in black leggings and a purple sweatshirt over a gray t-shirt.
The couple first met when Silver worked as a makeup artist at the SAG Awards in 2005. And like many people and fans, she was initially attracted to him, in part because of his infectious and radiant smile.
She remembered to The Huffington Post: “I remember seeing Dick at the catering table in his bow tie and big smile. Just as I sat down, he was sitting next to me. He said, “Hello, I’m Dick.” The first thing I asked him was, “Aren’t you into Mary Poppins?”
Their story: The couple, who will be married for 10 years in February, first met when Silver was working as a makeup artist at the SAG Awards in 2005
Glowing: When they first met in 2005, Silver said she was initially attracted to him, in part because of his infectious and radiant smile
Earlier this summer, Van Dyke’s career in entertainment was celebrated at the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, where he was introduced by his longtime friend and colleague, Julie Andrews.
Kennedy Center honors are recognized for their contributions to American culture through the performing arts in music, dance, theater, opera, movies, or television, and are confirmed by the Executive Committee of the Center’s Board of Trustees.
During the ceremony, Van Dyke reflected on his time in show business and how he really lived up to the old saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life…
“All those numbers reminded me how much fun I’ve had over the years,” he said at the prestigious event, adding: “I didn’t work for a living – they paid me to play!”
Never working for a living: ‘I didn’t work for a living – they paid me to play!’ the Hollywood legend confessed at the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors in the summer
Acclaimed: The Missouri native has earned five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, a BAFTA, the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Television Hall Of Fame
During his career spanning more than seven decades, Van Dyke earned five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, a BAFTA, the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Television Hall Of Fame, thanks in large part to his role. . as Rob Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), as well as The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971-1974) and The Carol Burnett Show (1977).
The actor’s most recent project is a role in the upcoming film, Capture The Flag, which is currently in pre-production. Van Dyke and Silver will be married 10 years in February.
He has four children: sons Barry and Christian and daughters Stacy and Carrie who were born during his first marriage to Margie Willett, which lasted from 1948 until their divorce in 1984.
The proud family man now also has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Amazing: Van Dyke was 92 when he put his mind and body to the test by doing his own dance routines for his cameo in the movie Mary Poppins Returns (2018), including a move where he jumped on a desk, with no special effects
Honored: Julie Andrews introduced Van Dyke when he was celebrated at the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors over the summer; the old friends and colleagues are depicted in a scene from Mary Poppins (1964)