All three appearances were in movies by Walt Disney Pictures. Ten years after his retirement, Garber contracted hepatitis , which later affected his pancreas. He died of pancreatitis at the age of He had a younger brother, Fergus Garber, who was born in , the year Matthew played Michael Banks. His father's name was recorded by the school he had attended as Louis Leonard Garber. As a friend of the Garber family, Karen Dotrice 's father, Shakespearian actor Roy Dotrice , called Garber to the attention of Disney Casting, where his use of "artful dodges, like squinting, screwing up his nose, and brushing his hair back with one hand" led to his screen debut at age seven in Disney's The Three Lives of Thomasina George Banks David Tomlinson and Mrs. Disney's live-action animated film adaptation of the Mary Poppins book series by P. Travers won five Academy Awards and made its stars world-famous. Garber and Dotrice teamed up again in in The Gnome-Mobile , 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.
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Ten years after his retirement , Garber contracted hepatitis , which later affected his pancreas.
Matthew Garber was a British child actor. Both of his parents were theatrical actors, but neither was particularly famous. In , Garber came to the attention of actor Roy Dotrice father of Karen Dotrice who was seeking potential child actors. Roy recommended Garber to the casting department of the Disney company, where young Garber's "artful dodges, like squinting, screwing up his nose, and brushing his hair back with one hand" were thought likely to make him stand out. Garber next received a bigger role as the character Michael Banks in "Mary Poppins" , one of the two charges of the protagonist nanny. Jane Banks, Michael's sister, was played by Karen Dotrice. The film was the greatest hit of Garber's career and is the role for which he is most remembered. In the film, Rodney and his sister Elizabeth Winthrop played by Karen Dotrice are trying to prolong the life of a year-old gnome, who has lost the will to survive. Following his brief film career, Garber returned to his school studies. He graduated in
This was the movie that allowed Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke to solidify their statuses as Hollywood legends. Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber, who played the parts of the kids, also quickly gained star status. But you might not know that he died tragically at the age of In his teenage years, Garber had taken a break from acting after his experience as a child star. He may have planned to return to the big screen later on in life, but unfortunately never got the chance to. The young actor was on holiday in India in when he contracted hepatitis. Not knowing that he had the disease, by the time it had spread to his pancreas it was too late for any kind of treatment. He passed away one year later. And he did live a full life over his 21 years. You may know the film like the back of your hand, but do you know these 12 facts about the film?
Watch the trailer. Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Sign In. Matthew Garber I — Soundtrack Actor. Down this week. Matthew Garber was a British child actor. Both of his parents were theatrical actors, but neither was particularly famous. In , Garber came to the attention of actor Roy Dotrice father of Karen Dotrice who was seeking potential child actors. Roy recommended Garber to the casting department of the Disney company, where young Garber's "artful Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.
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