Mr. Dick Van Dyke
23215 Mariposa DeOro St.
Malibu, CA 90265
Dear Mr. Van Dyke,
My name is Matt Winick and I am a huge fan of your acting along with your music talent. When I was in elementary school my favorite movies were Mary Poppins nd Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. These movies were my favorite because you did an excellent job acting and singing with your dance moves which made these movies fun to watch. In Marry Poppins my favorite songs that you sang was “Step in Time”, “Jolly Holiday”, and “I Love To Laugh”. Some of Mary Poppins songs are very funny and clever. Mr. Van Dyke, I am very grateful for your teamwork with Ms. Julie Andrews on Marry Poppins by making the songs clever and making the plot of the movie fun with humor and symbolism about the need for friendship, having a different social class develop a friendship. I consider Marry Poppins to be one of my favorite movies of all time. I really enjoy watching The Dick Van Dyke Show because I really like your clever jokes and humor. My most favorite tv show of your acting was Diagnosis Murder. I really enjoy watching Diagnosis Murder and liked your character Dr. Mark Sloan. Also what I liked about the show was how a doctor is interested in solving murders along with having some humor. Diagnosis Murder was a great show because I really liked on how you including your son Barry Van Dyke and the rest of the cast made each episode great, clever, humorous and have a great balance between drama, comedy, and crime.
Mr. Van Dyke, I have Autism with a learning disability and having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects and sometimes other people tease me bout having it. Your movie Marry Poppins helped me become interested in learning music, understand the need for friendship, and to find enjoyment of life when life is difficult. I use Marry Poppins to help me work hard at overcoming struggles. Your work on making songs in Marry Poppins helps me get interested in playing the Bb Clarinet where I work on improvising songs including Jazz and making them unique.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference in Disney, music, T.V., and movies through your acting and music talent. Also you have truly inspired me to work hard on Autism, become interested in music, and to be a fan of your work in acting. Mr. Van Dyke, I have a story about my life where I dedicated you for being a true inspiration to me and I hope you get a chance to read it. Also I’m sending you a card thanking you for inspiring me with $5 gift to help you for the future. I was wondering if you could please give me advice about how to be an actor, explain what it like to act, and your advice about friendship. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, my story, and taking the time to respond to me.