Actress Karen Dotrice shared some sad news about her on-screen brother Michael Banks
Whatever happened to Jane and Michael after Mary Poppins left? Well, they went on to pursue acting careers (with two appearances together in Disney feature films).
Hello Giggles caught up with Karen Dotrice who played Jane Banks in the film, however during the interview the team learnt some sad news.
By age 20 Matthew Garber (who played Michael Banks) was travelling in India and sadly got hepatitis. The disease was untreatable and Matthew passed away at the age of 21.
Karen, now 60 said, “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.”
What a sad loss... but in our eyes, Michael will always be supercalifregalisticexpialidoucious!