February 16, 2023
Dick Van Dyke is one of the most beloved entertainers of all time. Att 97, he is one of the most famous performers ever to reach such an advanced age — and is still active, and can still perform.
Wednesday evening, he appeared in costume on The Masked Singer, going on to sing a bit of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from 1964's Mary Poppins and do a short jig!
Van Dyke, who has always been politically active (and yet never seems to have alienated any of his audience), also made news a few weeks ago when he rediscovered a copy of a speech he read at a 1964 rally featuring none other than Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968).
The speech — which he delivered on behalf of Twilight Zone () creator Rod Serling (1924-1975) — still resonates today: