Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber played the troublemaking siblings
Jane and Michael Banks in the 1964 Walt
Disney film "Mary Poppins."
The child stars had debuted as a team in "The Three Lives of
Thomasina" the year before. They later appeared in Disney's
forgettable "The Gnome-Mobile" in 1967.
Mr. Garber dropped out of the public eye after his work for Disney.
He died in 1977.
Ms. Dotrice, daughter of film and stage actor Roy Dotrice, continued
to work in film and TV. She appeared in a number of British TV series and
films. Her last movie was a 1978 remake of "The Thirty-Nine Steps."
She married a fellow actor in 1986 and bore a son. The couple divorced
In 1994, Dotrice married Worldwide TV Productions president Edwin
Nalle. They had a daughter in 1995 and a son a year later.
Dotrice's latest project was a "Mary Poppins Read-Along"
she recorded for Walt Disney
A Walt Disney publicist
says Dotrice is "quite content being a stay-at-home mom" and
actively avoids publicity.
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