A Life Lesson From The Legendary Dick Van Dyke

Over at the MSN Homepage site, I found a wonderful interview with Dick Van Dyke. I have always had great respect for his comedic talent; he is a legend after all and has provided generations with countless memorable moments with his genuine and effortless abilities as an actor.

He is one of those rare gems in the acting/music business who have managed to achieve enormous success without sacrificing his personal happiness. We can all take a page from his book of lessons and strive to emulate his journey.

The DVD series of the hilarious Dick Van Dyke show is available on Amazon.Com. They are collector’s items, so I would encourage you to purchase or wishlist these DVDs. You will not be disappointed.

In the meantime, here is the
to the MSN article. Also, A great video courtesy of our friends at YouTube.Com.

Enjoy and please feel free to provide feedback in the comments box below. Your email address is ensured for privacy.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

One Response to “A Life Lesson From The Legendary Dick Van Dyke”

  1. I loved him as a child watching Mary Poppins, laughed at him as Mr. Petrie, and adored him on Diagnosis Murder. What an amazing singer, dancer (LOVE his body movements, dancing or comedy!), comedian, and warm-fuzzy fellow!

    He has made me happy my whole life! Thanks for reminding me, Rosanne!


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