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Dick Van Dyke to Receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Congrats are in order for Dick Van Dyke.  The veteran actor and comic will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor, the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

“Dick is the consummate entertainer -- an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment," says SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard in a statement. "From his career-changing Broadway turn in Bye Bye Birdie and his deadpan humor in the Emmy-winning Dick Van Dyke Show, to his unforgettable performance as Bert in Mary Poppins, he sets a high bar for actors."

"Stage, big screen, small screen, literally everywhere he has worked he has inspired millions of fans and has had a tremendously positive impact on the industry and the world. He is so deserving of this honor and I congratulate him,” the statement continues.

Van Dyke, who's 86, will receive his award during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27, 2013.

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Dick Van Dyke Marries 40-Year-Old Makeup Artist

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Octogenarian entertainer Dick Van Dyke is newly married to a woman less than half his age.

The iconic comedian, 86, wed makeup artist Arlene Silver, 40, on Feb. 29. They met six years ago at the SAG Awards, where she applied his stage makeup. Van Dyke’s publicist Bob Palmer told ABC News that their relationship quickly turned from business to pleasure.

“It’s a really nice relationship, most people like her a lot,” he said. “Despite their obvious age difference, Dick has never been happier. She brings a lot of light into his life.”

Palmer said the couple’s Leap Day nuptials were a “private ceremony near Dick’s house in Malibu.” Van Dyke’s first marriage ended in divorce; he later lived with girlfriend Michelle Triola for more than 30 years until her death in 2009.

In an interview posted on, Van Dyke gushes about his new bride, saying, “I’m not a loner. I have to have a life partner. I found the perfect one.”

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