Where Are They Now?
Dick Van Dyke is the only actor to make an appearance in both the original Mary Poppins and the new Mary Poppins
Returns. Here’s a look at the other stars who made the 1964 wlm a classic.
Julie Andrews, 83, made her movie debut as the singing nanny (for which she won an Oscar).
She went on to star in beloved fare, from The
Sound of Music in 1965 to The Princess Diaries in 2001, and voiced Marlena Gru in the
Despicable Me wlms.
David Tomlinson portrayed the lovable but gruff George Banks. He also starred in Disney’s
The Love Bug (1968) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). He died in 2000 at age 83.
Glynis Johns had been acting on screen and stage for nearly 30 years when she played matriarch Winnifred
Banks. Now 95, she last appeared in the 1999 comedy Superstar.
Matthew Garber was cast as young Michael Banks at age 7. He contracted hepatitis during a trip to India and died from complications in 1977 at age 21.
Karen Dotrice, 63, played headstrong child Jane Banks. She had a recurring part on the TV series Upstairs, Downstairs (1975) before retiring in 1984 to focus on raising her three children.
Hermione Baddeley was Ellen, the Banks family’s maid. She went on to receive a Golden Globe for her role as Mrs. Naugatuck on
TV’s Maude. She died in
1986 at age 79.
Ed Wynn got lots of laughs as eccentric Uncle Albert. The noted radio comedian had a small role in the 1965 Disney wlm That Darn Cat! and died in 1966 at 79.