Dick Van Dyke with his wife Arlene

Dick Van Dyke Picks Up Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAGs

27 Jan 2013
By Ahlanlive.com

Adorbs! Dick Van Dyke took home the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013

Dick Van Dyke was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Awards on 27 January.

The 87-year-old Night at the Museum star - who has been working in Hollywood since the 60s - admitted he can't wait to accept the award at the star-studded 19th annual event in Los Angeles because it means a lot to be celebrated as an actor rather than an entertainer.

Speaking to People.com before the event, the star said: "This was a surprise. People think of me as a song and dance entertainer. To be accepted by my peers as an actor is really a thrill."

The actor also revealed that he will be celebrating his seven-year anniversary with his 41-year-old wife Arlene, who he first met at the 2006 SAG Awards, where she was working as a make-up artist.

He said: "There was something about her beautiful eyes,"

The couple married in a "spur of the moment" ceremony in Malibu, California, on February 29 last year.