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Matthew Garber (1956 - 1977) Child actor who played Michael Banks in the movie "Mary Poppins", he also appeared in "The Three Lives of Thomasina", and "The Gnome-Mobile"


Matthew Garber

Matthew Garber, The Mary Poppins star died in 1977 at age 21. While on tour in India, Garber contracted hepatitis which sread to his pancreas before he could return to London for treatment. The official cause of death listed on his death certificate is Haemorrhagic Necrotising Pancreatitis


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13 June, 1977, saw the death of Matthew Garber aged 21, he played the little boy, Michael Banks, in Mary Poppins (64)


(1) Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice & Matthew Garber Mary Poppins (1964) (2) Karen Dotrice, Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews pose at the after-party for Disney's 'Mary Poppins' 40th Anniversary Edition DVD Launch party and screening 2004 (absent is Matthew Garber who unknowingly contracted hepatitis while in India in 1976 & several months later the disease had affected his pancreas which resulted in his death in 1977 aged just 21) Garber was posthumously named a Disney Legend in…