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Dick Van Dyke, 96, says he’s ‘glad to still be here!’

Dick Van Dyke says he’s just happy to be alive at 96.

DailyMail.com spotted the Mary Poppins legend Thursday as he emerged from lunch with a friend in LA and appeared in a high spirits.

The beloved father of four was asked last week by well-wishers if he had any plans for Father’s Day, and he suggested it be a quiet weekend, joking: ‘I’m just glad I’m still here,’ before taking the wheel of his car. pack and go shopping.

Dick is a grandfather of seven and shares four children with ex-wife Margerie Willet – whom he married on the radio show Bride and Groom in 1948 before divorcing 36 years later.

His longtime companion Michelle Triola Marvin died in 2009 after living together for 30 years and he has been married to Arlene Silver, 50, since 2012.

Dick sported a thick white beard and kept it casual, dressed in a gray long-sleeved shirt and navy blue trousers.

DailyMail.com saw Dick Van Dyke coming out of lunch with a friend in Los Angeles on Thursday

DailyMail.com saw Dick Van Dyke coming out of lunch with a friend in Los Angeles on Thursday

Dick sported a thick white beard and kept it casual, dressed in a gray long-sleeved shirt and navy blue trousers

Dick sported a thick white beard and kept it casual, dressed in a gray long-sleeved shirt and navy blue trousers

Beloved father of four said: 'I'm just glad I'm still here'

Beloved father of four said: 'I'm just glad I'm still here'

Beloved father of four said: ‘I’m just glad I’m still here’

Dick also offered a glimpse into his secrets to eternal youth when he was seen picking up fake tanning spray from a Malibu pharmacy

Dick also offered a glimpse into his secrets to eternal youth when he was seen picking up fake tanning spray from a Malibu pharmacy

Dick bought a can of Neutrogena micro-mist self-tanning spray, which promises customers the ability to create a tan two or three shades darker than your natural skin tone, according to the product description

Dick bought a can of Neutrogena micro-mist self-tanning spray, which promises customers the ability to create a tan two or three shades darker than your natural skin tone, according to the product description

Dick also offered a glimpse into his secrets to eternal youth when he was seen picking up fake tanning spray from a Malibu pharmacy.

He bought a can of Neutrogena micro-mist self-tanning spray, which promises customers the ability to create a tan two or three shades darker than your natural skin tone, according to the product description.

Just an Oscar away from elite EGOT status, Dick served in the United States Army during World War II.

In addition to Mary Poppin, he is also known for his memorable roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and, most recently, Mary Poppins Returns (2018).

On Valentine’s Day this year, Dick proved that he could still act, sing and dance with his wife 46 years his junior, former makeup artist Arlene Silver, 50, in their music video Everybody Loves a Lover.

On Valentine's Day this year, Dick proved that he could still act, sing and dance with his wife, 46 years his junior, former makeup artist Arlene Silver, 50.

On Valentine’s Day this year, Dick proved that he could still act, sing and dance with his wife, 46 years his junior, former makeup artist Arlene Silver, 50.

Dick portrayed cockney jack-of-all-trades Bert alongside Julie Andrews in Robert Stevenson's 1964 Disney classic Mary Poppins

Dick portrayed cockney jack-of-all-trades Bert alongside Julie Andrews in Robert Stevenson’s 1964 Disney classic Mary Poppins

In addition to Mary Poppin, he is also known for his memorable roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and, most recently, Mary Poppins Returns (2018).

In addition to Mary Poppin, he is also known for his memorable roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and, most recently, Mary Poppins Returns (2018).

The duo performed an upbeat cover of a Richard Adler and Robert Allen song popularized by Doris Day in 1958, along with the barbershop trio de Vantastix and trumpeter Tony Guerrero.

“I like to harmonize, so that keeps me going,” said the seven-time grandfather of the group he formed in 2020.

“It’s kind of entertainment for my retirement. I don’t play golf. I have more fun singing and dancing.’

Dick first met Arlene while working at the 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2007, where he presented Julie Andrews with a lifetime achievement award.

‘He said, ‘Hello, I’m Dick.’ The first thing I asked him was, “Aren’t you into Mary Poppins?” she recalled.

“We immediately got along as friends, so it didn’t feel like he was that much older than me.”

Arlene gushed, “He’s the most perfect human being. I’ve never met anyone so happy, so genuine, so wonderful. He’s like a happy pill.”

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