Date: March 22, 2023 05:51PM
Actually, I was hoping to inspire him. Van Dyke is a model for us all. All those years working with Mary Tyler Moore, wow!
He not only successfully dealt with his own alcoholism, but applied that experience to a surprisingly good, and dramatically powerful, tragic portrayal in the TV ("Monday Night") Movie, "The Morning After." It ends with his character slumping down against a graffitied concrete wall, opening up a paper bag, and sucking down a bottle of screwtop wine, the antithesis of "Days of Wine and Roses" and "The Lost Weekend." Watch it if you can.