PHOTO CALL: Dick Van Dyke Makes Cameo in Mary Poppins Tour

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26 Jan 2010

Dick Van Dyke, star of the 1964 "Mary Poppins" film, delighted theatergoers by making a surprise cameo in the Los Angeles engagement of the show's national tour Jan. 22.

The legendary actor, who played the role of Bert in the film, also appeared in the movie in the smaller role of bank president Mr. Dawes. The character is not normally part of the stage production, but he was written into a pivotal Act 2 scene specifically for Van Dyke's appearance.

The touring cast stars original Broadway leads Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee.

Here is a look at Van Dyke during his daytime rehearsal and evening performance at the Ahmanson Theatre:

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Dick Van Dyke and Karl Kenzler
Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Mary Poppins plays in Los Angeles through Feb. 7, 2010.

For more information and full tour schedule, visit