Jan Seymour Says Dick Van Dyke Made Her Grocery Store ‘His Stage’ for ‘Song and Dance’


Every single place in the world, including the grocery store, serves as a stage for Dick Van Dyke.

On Thursday, during the tribute program to Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic that was broadcast on CBS, Jane Seymour shared her story about how she came across the legendary Hollywood actor while he was performing at a convenience store in her neighborhood.

The following is what she had to say about the incident: “I would go to the local grocery store, pushing a trolley, and coming towards me I saw Dick Van Dyke.”

When people would circle him, he would suddenly burst out into a little song and dance. “Well, of course I wondered if it was really him,” she said. “But then people would surround him.”

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Dick Van Dyke Made Her Grocery Store 'His Stage'

According to Seymour, “I thought it was absolutely incredible.” Nevertheless, I returned back the next day, and he was there once more. I asked him, “What exactly is going on?” during my visit. To which he responded, “My wife is always in need of something.” I am sent out on a daily basis by her. He cherished it. He made the grocery store his stage so that he could perform.

Both Seymour, 72, and Van Dyke, 98, appeared in the film Buttons: A Christmas Tale, which was released in 2018. The most recent time that the two pals were seen together was on Halloween, when they posed for a festive photo with the famous actress Amy Manford and the singer William Joseph.

Seymour stated that the star of The Dick Van Dyke Show “also, by the way, does the most amazing Halloween haunted house you’ve ever seen,” and he went on to say that this was the case. “It’s a serious production,” she said. And a couple of weeks ago, I was able to catch a glimpse of him there, and oh my God, it was just awesome.

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Van Dyke disclosed to PEOPLE, in advance of his birthday on December 13, one of the things that helps him maintain his physical and mental readiness is going to the gym three times a week. This is a routine that his wife, Arlene Silver, actively encourages him to engage in.

This is what he had to say: “It is so difficult to work out, but I still do all the moves, and I believe that I am in better shape than the majority of my fellow nonagenarians.”

Moreover, the celebrity stated that he continues to experience happiness and thankfulness “every day of my life.”

“In the morning, my wife brings me a cup of coffee,” she always does. On the bed, I understand it. The phrase “I get treated like a king around here” was uttered by him in reference to his residence in Southern California.

Although the program that aired on Thursday was filled with joy and bright moments, it also contained a few moments that were painful. One of these moments was when Van Dyke recognized his regret at outliving longstanding friends, including Norman Lear, who passed away on December 5 at the age of 101.

“I [once] had a bunch of friends there to say nice things,” he said. “However, Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie, Carl Reiner, and Norman Lear — all of the people that I have always loved and associated with are gone, to the point where I am having to make new friends.”

In order to accomplish it, he does not have to travel very far. He continued by saying, “I’m happy to say that people come to me.” “There is no need for me to go out and look.”


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