Matthew Adam Garber Biography
(British Child Actor)
Birthday: March 25, 1956 (Aries)
Born In: Stepney, London, England
Matthew Adam Garber was a British child actor best known for playing Michael Banks in the 1964 Disney flick ‘Mary Poppins.’ He also appeared in two other Disney movies, ‘The Gnome-Mobile’ and ‘The Three Lives of Thomasina.’ In all three of his movies, he starred alongside Karen Dotrice. Garber was a high spirited and bright boy who had a great sense of humor. He loved playing jokes on his friends, participating in adventurous activities, and reading mythology and poetry books. Garber was equally good in studies and attended St Paul's Primary School and Highgate School. Born to stage actors, he was introduced to the world of acting as a child and achieved considerable success as a young star. He quit acting in 1967. Unfortunately, he contracted hepatitis as a young man. This condition further led to haemorrhagic necrotising pancreatitis and he died at the early age of 21 in 1977. Although he left the world too soon, he had lived his life to the fullest and left behind some great memories for his family, friends, and colleagues. He was posthumously conferred the title of a Disney Legend in 2004.