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Encyclopedia > Matthew Garber
Matthew Garber

Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber
in a publicity photo for Mary Poppins
Birth name Matthew Adam Garber
Born 25 March 1956(1956-03-25)
Stepney, London, England
Died 13 June 1977 (aged 21)
Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, England

Matthew Adam Garber (25 March 1956[1]13 June 1977[2]) was an English actor best known for his role as Michael Banks in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. Born in Stepney, London, England, to parents who had both performed on stage, Matthew Garber attended St Paul's Primary School (Winchmore Hill) and Highgate School. Image File history File links Dotrice_Garber. ... Karen Dotrice (born 9 November 1955) is a British actress known primarily for her role as the daughter in Walt Disneys feature film adaptation of the Mary Poppins book series. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Stepney is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The Royal Free Hospital is a large and modern London teaching hospital, United Kingdom. ... For other places with the same name, see Hampstead (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... Stepney is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... St Pauls School is/was the name of many schools, starting with St Pauls School in London, England, which was re-founded in 1509 to replace an earlier foundation of 1103. ... Winchmore Hill is a district in the Borough of Enfield, North London, in the N21 postal district. ... Highgate School is a British Independent School in London, England. ...


Garber made three films for Disney, then disappeared from public life. He died in 1977 at the age of 21.

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Acting career

Garber made his screen debut at age seven in Disney's The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964). That same year, he and Thomasina co-star Karen Dotrice were hired to play Michael and Jane, the children of George Banks (David Tomlinson), who gets more than he bargained for when he hires a nanny named Mary Poppins. With the Mary Poppins film set in London, Garber was the only principal actor who was actually born there (with the possible exception of Elsa Lanchester who was born in Lewisham). Disney's live-action/animated film adaptation of the Mary Poppins book series by P. L. Travers won five Academy Awards and made its stars world-famous. The Three Lives of Thomasina is a 1964 film by Walt Disney Pictures. ... Karen Dotrice (born 9 November 1955) is a British actress known primarily for her role as the daughter in Walt Disneys feature film adaptation of the Mary Poppins book series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mary Poppins is a fictional character and the protagonist of Pamela Travers Mary Poppins books and all of its adaptations. ... For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... Lanchester in Naughty Marietta Elsa Lanchester (October 28, 1902 - December 26, 1986 in Woodland Hills, California) was an Oscar-nominated English character actress who became a naturalized American citizen in 1950 along with her husband, actor Charles Laughton. ... A live-action/animated film is a motion picture that features a combination of real actors or elements (live action) and animated elements, typically interacting. ... This article is about the Mary Poppins series of childrens books. ... Pamela Lyndon Travers (9 August 1899 - 23 April 1996) was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, was the author of Mary Poppins and a student of G. I. Gurdjieff. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ...


Garber and Dotrice would pair up again in The Gnome-Mobile (1967) as the grandchildren of a rich lumber mogul (Walter Brennan) who stumble across a gnome forest and are asked to help keep the gnomes from dying off. The Gnome-Mobile is a 1967 Disney musical film. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ...


Death

Garber died on 13 June 1977 at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London, of "haemorrhagic necrotising pancreatitis" at the age of 21. On 24 October 2004, the Mail on Sunday ran an interview with Fergus Garber, identified as Matthew's younger (by eight years) brother; he told reporters that Matthew had contracted hepatitis—probably, he said, from eating "bad meat"—while traveling in India in 1976, and it had already spread to his pancreas when their father brought Matthew back to England the following year. Fergus denied any suggestion that his brother was using drugs. Matthew's body was later cremated. is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Royal Free Hospital is a large and modern London teaching hospital, United Kingdom. ... For other places with the same name, see Hampstead (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper and the oldest tabloid, first published in 1896. ... Hepatitis (plural hepatitides) implies injury to liver characterised by presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. ... The crematorium at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England. ...


Garber was posthumously named a Disney Legend in 2004; Fergus Garber accepted on his behalf. A posthumous recognition is a ceremonial award given after the recipient has passed away. ... The Disney Legends award Established in 1987, the Disney Legends program recognizes men and women who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role
1964 The Three Lives of Thomasina Geordie
Mary Poppins Michael Banks
1967 The Gnome-Mobile Rodney Winthrop

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References

  1. ^ GRO Register of Births: JUN 1956 5d 746 STEPNEY - Matthew A. Garber, mmn = Ruffell
  2. ^ GRO Register of Deaths: JUN 1977 12 1869 HAMPSTEAD - Matthew Adam Garber, DoB = 25 Mar 1956

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NAME Garber, Matthew
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actor
DATE OF BIRTH 1956-03-25
PLACE OF BIRTH London
DATE OF DEATH 1977-06-13
PLACE OF DEATH Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London

 
 

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