P. L. Travers Biography
(Best Known as the Author of 'Mary Poppins' Series of Books)
Birthday: August 9, 1899 (Leo)
Born In: Maryborough, Australia
Pamela Lyndon Travers was an Australian born British novelist, actress, and journalist. She immigrated to England and spent almost her entire life there. She had great interest in mysticism, mythology, and fantasy. She is best known for her ‘Mary Poppins’ series of children’s book. For a short period of time, she worked for ‘British Ministry of Information.’ Walt Disney had obtained the rights of her first book and adapted it into a hit film. Her contract with ‘Disney’ studio made her rich. However, being a whimsical person, she never gave film rights of her books to ‘Disney.’ During the last few years of her life, she became even more reclusive. In fact, she was alone when she died at the age of 96. For her services to literature, Queen Elizabeth honored her with ‘Officer of the Order of the British Empire’ in 1977.