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Eighty Is Not Enough: One Actor's Journey Through American by Dick Van Patten

By Dick Van Patten

Recognizable for his cherubic countenance and roles enjoying mild-mannered fathers in videos and on television, Dick Van Patten has one of many lengthiest and so much extraordinary tune files within the appearing company. in reality, he estimates that “I’ve most likely had extra jobs than the other actor living.” As a baby, Van Patten played along Broadway stars corresponding to Melvyn Douglas, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, usually successful roles over newbies equivalent to Marlon Brando and Roddy McDowell. He labored in radio and have become a well-recognized face within the early days of tv, even changing into “everydad” in the1970s comedy/drama 8 is sufficient. He’s been a roommate to Burt Lancaster, a next-door neighbor to Michael Jackson and a profitable businessman. In 80 isn't adequate, this cherished actor displays on a occupation that has lasted over seven a long time. alongside the way in which he stocks insights and anecdotes approximately the various largest names in television, videos and theater, besides the demanding situations he has confronted as a husband, father, animal rights crusader and dealing actor in an ever evolving business.

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