Matthew Garber was named a Disney Legend in 2004.
Speaking about her on-screen brother, Karen Dotrice admits that she wishes she had kept in contact with Garber after their time together on Mary Poppins:
“I can’t imagine making movies would have been half as much fun without him.
“He loved being naughty, finding and jumping off of small buildings on the back lot. While I was Victorian proper and wouldn’t let myself get dirty or muddy, Matthew had a great sense of fun and danger.
“He was a daredevil and could have been a race car driver. And he did live a full life over his 21 years.”
The movie brought us wonderful performances from Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The 1964 movie was laden with iconic songs and incredible special effects and to this day it remains one of the greatest musicals in the history of cinema.
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