The Dick Van Dyke Show was one of CBS-TV’s biggest hits of the 60’s. During its five year one the series won 15 Emmy Awards, and two of the 158 episodes made it on the list of TV Guide’s list of the 100 Greatest Episodes Of All Time.
Dick Van Dyke played a head comedy writer named Rob Petrie, Mary Tyler Moore his wife Laura, and Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie co-starred as co-writers Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers.
The show holds up amazingly well for a program that debuted over a half century ago. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore went on to have other successful series individually with ‘Diagnosis Murder’ and ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’, Morey Amsterdam died in 1996 at the age of 87, and as for Rose Marie, is she dead or alive?
Not only is Rose Marie very much alive, she’s celebrating her 90th birthday today. Happy birthday Sally, I mean Rose Marie.