Matthew Garber

Matthew Adam Garber (1956 - 1977)

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Matthew Adam Garber
Born in Stepney, London, Englandmap
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Died in Hampstead, London, Englandmap
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Matthew Adam Garber (25 March 1956[1] – 13 June 1977)[2] was a British child actor, best known for his role as Michael Banks in the 1964 film Mary Poppins. He also starred in two other Disney films, The Three Lives of Thomasina and The Gnome-Mobile, all three times appearing alongside actress Karen Dotrice.

Ten years after his retirement, Garber contracted hepatitis, which later affected his pancreas. He died of pancreatitis at the age of 21.

Garber was posthumously named a Disney Legend in 2004. Fergus Garber accepted on his behalf. On the Mary Poppins 40th Anniversary DVD, Karen Dotrice said she regretted not keeping in touch with Garber before his death.[6]


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