Van Dyke to get SAG Award
Dick Van Dyke. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

Dick Van Dyke will receive the Screen Actors Guild's highest honour: The Life Achievement Award.

Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists co-president Ken Howard made the announcement on Tuesday.

He called Van Dyke "an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment".

The 86-year-old entertainer will receive the honour at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January. Hehas already won a Tony, a Grammy and five Emmy awards.

Van Dyke is being honoured for his 60-year career, which includes his hit TV show and film credits such as Bye Bye Birdie and Mary Poppins, and his commitment to philanthropic causes.

The 19th annual SAG Awards will be presented on January 27.

The West Australian

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