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Coach Star Jerry Van Dyke Dies at 86

Comedian was known as Dick's younger brother and for turning down 'Gilligan's Island'

(Newser) - Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-nominated actor for his work on Coach and brother of Dick Van Dyke, has died at the age of 86, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Van Dyke's wife tells TMZ he died Friday at their ranch in Arkansas. She says his health had been declining since... More »

Rose Marie Dies After 91-Year Showbiz Career

She was best known for Dick Van Dyke Show role

(Newser) - Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of The Dick Van Dyke Show and a show business lifer who began as a bobbed-hair child star in vaudeville and worked for nearly a century in theater, radio, TV, and movies, died Thursday, the AP reports. She was 94. Marie had been resting... More »

Dick Van Dyke Saves Childhood Home

It will be turned into foundation headquarters

(Newser) - Dick Van Dyke is taking steps to save his childhood home, which was slated for demolition in the central Illinois city of Danville. News stories about the threat to the home reached the 89-year-old actor last summer. He announced over the weekend that the home will be restored as headquarters... More »

Mary Tyler Moore Nearly Blind, Say Friends

Betty White says diabetes has taken a toll

(Newser) - More than four decades of dealing with diabetes has left Mary Tyler Moore nearly blind, reports Closer Weekly . Its story isn't based on anonymous sources but familiar ones: "Her eyesight is what the big problem is right now,” says longtime friend Betty White. "She is almost... More »

Dick Van Dyke's Car Bursts Into Flames

Passerby pulls him out

(Newser) - Pretty crazy video from an incident on an LA freeway yesterday, when Dick Van Dyke's Jaguar suddenly went up in flames. Van Dyke made it out just fine, thanks in part to a passerby who saw the smoking car on the 101 before it was engulfed. The passerby's... More »

Dick van Dyke: I've Got Unknown Neuro Disorder

Cancels appearance in New York

(Newser) - Dick van Dyke is suffering from fatigue and other symptoms of a "yet-to-be-diagnosed neurological condition," his rep says. Earlier this week, van Dyke canceled a New York appearance where he was set to accept an award, and his rep told ETOnline the 87-year-old, who lives in California, has... More »

Dick Van Dyke, 86, Weds Girlfriend, 40

'I found the perfect one,' he says of Arlene Silver

(Newser) - Dick Van Dyke is a married man again: The 86-year-old wed 40-year-old makeup artist Arlene Silver at the end of last month, he tells RumorFix . The two met six years ago, and a smitten Van Dyke hired her to do his makeup. "The last couple of years we kind... More »

Dick Van Dyke: I Was Saved by Porpoises

Poppins star says school saved him when he found himself adrift on surfboard

(Newser) - Dick van Dyke says he owes his life to a helpful school of porpoises. The Mary Poppins and Diagnosis: Murder star recently told an interviewer that he fell asleep on a surfboard and woke up adrift at sea and out of sight of land, the Telegraph reports. "I started... More »

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