The Life and Sad Ending of Matthew Garber


Mini bio of the life of child actor Matthew Garber who is probably most famous for starring in Disney's "Mary Poppins".
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  • Vincent Robinson
    Vincent Robinson22 orë më parë

    Wow, that is sad. As a child, Mary Poppins was a movie favorite of mines. Just loved the two kids roles

  • Harrison Stoller
    Harrison StollerDitë më parë

    How’d he get pancreatitis?

  • Jean Malcolm
    Jean MalcolmDitë më parë

    So sad but very moving

  • Evelyne Self
    Evelyne SelfDitë më parë

    Door-treece is a better pronunciation.

  • The Life and Sad Ending

    The Life and Sad Ending

    Ditë më parë

    Sorry about that.

  • R.F.
    R.F.Ditë më parë

    At first I thought this was going to be another "being a child star messed him up and he got addicted to drugs and self-destructed". But no. He got sick while traveling. And probably could have been treated relatively easily today.

  • rejeanne Usher
    rejeanne Usher2 ditë më parë


  • jamoon4
    jamoon42 ditë më parë

    Oh how sad. Rest in peace

  • Sophie Marshall
    Sophie Marshall2 ditë më parë

    It was sometime last week when at work I was cleaning, my back was turned and I heard a kid say whilst playing"Give me back my money". It just reminded me so much of Michael. R.I.P Matthew

  • Emily Elfmore
    Emily Elfmore2 ditë më parë

    He was born on my birthday, but a different year. Wow. Didn't know that.

  • anny05
    anny053 ditë më parë

    The only child star's story more tragic than this is Judith Barsi. Heartbreaking.

  • AJ 21K
    AJ 21K3 ditë më parë

    Mary Poppins was his best movie.

  • j pugh
    j pugh3 ditë më parë

    gosh this series is cheerful

  • Jason Chambers
    Jason Chambers4 ditë më parë

    FYI It is pronounced "Doe Treece"

  • j b
    j b4 ditë më parë

    So very sad...

  • Sputnik
    Sputnik5 ditë më parë

    I used to work at the home where Glynis Johns lives (she played the mother in merry poppins). It’s an old folks home in West Hollywood, and like many old folks homes made for somewhat wealthy families, it only serves the purpose of making irresponsible wealthy people feel good about abandoning their relatives there. The place had 4 workers, a lady, her husband and brother and another lady. The four of them were what I could only describe as slaves. They were Philippino immigrants who didn’t receive payment and seldom left the building. They all shared a small apartment (the size of one of the rooms meant for a single occupant, but not as well kept) but most nights they slept on mattresses on the floor of the living room as they worked 24/7. Instead of pay, they were allowed to live there and eat some of the food they cooked for the residents. This was about a year/year and a half ago. I only briefly met Glynis as I worked in a separate part of the building, she was suffering from cancer and couldn’t do much, her attention span was pretty brief, and her only source of joy was when every once in a while someone would play the piano.

  • International Spongebob Stuff And Other Things
    International Spongebob Stuff And Other Things5 ditë më parë

    I sawed Mary Poppins a few years ago (after I sawed the sequel from 2018) and I never knew he died at 21 :(

  • Rainy Feathers
    Rainy Feathers5 ditë më parë

    What a waste, the poor little pudding pie.

  • Hema Dear
    Hema Dear6 ditë më parë

    Thank you for the beautiful films you starred in. Hopefully you’re with GOD.

  • Kaitlyn McKessy
    Kaitlyn McKessy7 ditë më parë

    I thought that this was Ron Howard.

  • Hets Girl
    Hets Girl7 ditë më parë

    Aww! That's so sad 😢 he was such an awesome actor, Mary Poppins is one of my all time favourite movies, and the kids were so gorgeous in this ❤

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob7 ditë më parë

    looks like William H Macy in the thumbnail

  • XL Tee
    XL Tee7 ditë më parë


  • George Alderson
    George Alderson7 ditë më parë

    They say "Only the good die young." Thinking about this young man's short life makes me wonder what he may have achieved had he survived.

  • Michael Morris
    Michael Morris8 ditë më parë

    The narrator sounds depressed 🤠 🤠🤠

  • The Life and Sad Ending

    The Life and Sad Ending

    7 ditë më parë

    Thank you.

  • michael robenolt
    michael robenolt8 ditë më parë

    R.I.P. Matthew from a Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Fan for 61 years. Your light will never go out. Or out of our Hearts.

  • Grim Fate
    Grim Fate8 ditë më parë

    What's also sad was how quickly Disney replaced him with Kevin Corcoran

  • John Sanchez
    John Sanchez8 ditë më parë

    Um!, ..."Sigh!" :(::: , Does anyone know, If this young-actor was Saved, Before he passed-away? A person can be a legend, ln this temporary-life, But, The question is: Where are they, Now, ln the next-life?! If you're Un-Saved or not sure, lf you're Saved, Please, Visit ALthe and Watch the following-videos, Asap!: Is there life after death-Bill Wiese, Bill Wiese on Sid Roth it's Supernatural, The Crossing-david white, Lee Strobel-The Case for Christ, From Occult yoga to Jesus Christ, Audacity Full-Movie (2015), Rope Illustration Francis Chan, Prayer of Salvation Jesus is The Way, and Rapture Panel 2014-Time is Short! Then, Read, John 1-21( and, Last, Visit: and Read, Tract, Titled,"The Beast". Peace be with you!

  • Natalia Robinson
    Natalia Robinson9 ditë më parë

    How terrible. Poor guy

  • Susan
    Susan9 ditë më parë

    I remember when he died. So sad, he had great potential

  • Rog5446
    Rog54469 ditë më parë

    Dotrice is pronounced Dot-reece.

  • Jacqueline Deigan
    Jacqueline Deigan9 ditë më parë

    Thank you for this..all be it very sad story of such a young actor.

  • politecat 42
    politecat 429 ditë më parë

    I once knew a guy who knew his brother Fergus Garber in London in the 1980s. He was heavy into drugs because of the pain of losing his brother so young.

  • George Alderson

    George Alderson

    7 ditë më parë

    Thanks for that information.politecat 42. How sad for family and friends

  • Samantha Allen
    Samantha Allen10 ditë më parë

    So sad

  • Paul Potter
    Paul Potter10 ditë më parë

    That really is so tragic. He died the year I was born. I never knew what had happened to him.

  • Sam Axon
    Sam Axon10 ditë më parë

    A real shame Matthew Garber died so young. He looked like a promising actor in Mary Poppins, when he and Karen Dotrice (Jane Banks) were going to the bank with David Tomlinson (George Banks), playing their father. “But it’s my tuppence!” When as Michael Banks, Garber wanted to feed the birds. RIP 🙏

  • theothertroll
    theothertroll11 ditë më parë

    What’s really sad is millions who suffer same or similar fate go on unsung because they don’t play make-believe in movies ~

  • George Alderson

    George Alderson

    7 ditë më parë

    No worse. No better. Tragic in all cases

  • TomTonya H
    TomTonya H11 ditë më parë

    Yeah, I’ve been to Mexico and the Bahamas. Neither trip was worth it.

  • Rebecca Shuman
    Rebecca Shuman11 ditë më parë

    Tragic death RIP Matthew Garber, that’s 😭

  • general comments
    general comments12 ditë më parë

    Oh no - poor boy. I had no idea. That you for the video.

  • Emma Jones
    Emma Jones12 ditë më parë

    God only knows what happened to this poor boy .that is not normal.

    SOFIA MARIE12 ditë më parë

    I am so sad to know this about Matthew Garber😪 May God bless his soul💐🙏🌹

  • Raw Bacon
    Raw Bacon13 ditë më parë


  • RealitySliders MandelaEffected
    RealitySliders MandelaEffected13 ditë më parë

    Ohhhh how sad. ..I never knew

  • kukalakana
    kukalakana13 ditë më parë

    There's an interview with Karen Dotrice for a Mary Poppins anniversary special where she says she always regretted that they never remained close friends.

  • Hannah Willmott
    Hannah Willmott13 ditë më parë

    RIP Matthew Garber

  • Steven Edwards
    Steven Edwards13 ditë më parë

    That was a terrible story

  • Leo Tzi
    Leo Tzi15 ditë më parë

    Wow He’s Why Disney Became So Successful Family Entertainment

  • wildmutationblu
    wildmutationblu15 ditë më parë

    Such a short life.

  • Ed Adams
    Ed Adams15 ditë më parë

    Your life is really sad!

  • cheryl mccarthy
    cheryl mccarthy15 ditë më parë

    How sad

  • TheAeroAvatar
    TheAeroAvatar15 ditë më parë

    It is criminal that he was unable to live his life to the fullest. But kudos to him for making the most of his short time with us. All of us grew up with Jane and Michael.

  • Alice Wilde
    Alice Wilde16 ditë më parë

    I remember him as the strange boy who didn't like barley water!

  • Olga L.P.
    Olga L.P.16 ditë më parë

    i AM GUTTED :-(

  • Madiskarteng Boholana
    Madiskarteng Boholana17 ditë më parë

    He is now my Idol

  • A Friend
    A Friend18 ditë më parë

    *Going to a poor country catch some diesease and die back home!*

  • Ron Roberti
    Ron Roberti18 ditë më parë

    Now that was sad 😢

  • Yolanda Gee
    Yolanda Gee20 ditë më parë

    Now this is a very sad story. RIP Matthew.

  • William Norman
    William Norman20 ditë më parë

    The name is pronounced, Doll trees.

  • OliAliNes3723
    OliAliNes372320 ditë më parë

    He would have been 64 yo today!!

  • Dave N Japan
    Dave N Japan21 ditë më parë


  • Cheyenne
    Cheyenne21 ditë më parë

    No pictures of Matthew in his teenage years?

  • Thora Friganza
    Thora Friganza21 ditë më parë

    This was actually a sad ending, he was so young and had his lufe ahead of him. He would have been about the same age as my dad now.

  • Baza O
    Baza O22 ditë më parë

    Extremely sad , such a young age .

  • ADC
    ADC22 ditë më parë

    Well that's sad

  • Sunny Girl
    Sunny Girl22 ditë më parë

    Gone too soon.

  • Page Newman
    Page Newman23 ditë më parë

    so sad

  • Wendy P
    Wendy P24 ditë më parë

    I wondered what had happened to him. So sad, only 21, never got to live a full life, but he experienced so much as a child/young adult. Hepatitis is a serious disease!

  • Kathrin-Maria Samarra Stehle
    Kathrin-Maria Samarra Stehle24 ditë më parë

    Such a little guy Matthew Garber as Michael Banks in Mary Poppins and The 3 lives Of Tomasina.

  • Ann Oldham
    Ann Oldham24 ditë më parë

    How sad. I often wondered what happened to him.

  • Emily Malden
    Emily Malden26 ditë më parë

    I did not know he died so young either.

  • karen strycharz
    karen strycharz26 ditë më parë

    What a beautiful memorial to an astounding young man & child actor, who died much to young! How sad to die at such a young age. Just watched Mary Poppins again w/ grandsons for probably the 500th time 😂but the two child actors were absolutely an intricate part of that movie. They were so adorable in this movie & great acting on both of their parts! I am so glad Walt Disney honored him, so deservingly, in such a extraordinary way! Thank-you for this great video! May he Rest In Peace!❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

  • Isaiah-Bazilio Apwarose
    Isaiah-Bazilio Apwarose27 ditë më parë

    Sugar/Alcohol/Tobacco is a DRUG & are the biggest terror to humanity in that order.

  • CraftingMyWorld
    CraftingMyWorld27 ditë më parë

    Thanks for the bio. I didn't realise that Matthew had passed away so young. Always really enjoy your videos & appreciate the time and effort that you put into each of them. Greetings from Australia :-)

  • Sadie cat tv
    Sadie cat tv27 ditë më parë

    Love all Three movies he was in 💗

  • Dave Sogn
    Dave Sogn27 ditë më parë

    I wonder how he caught it in India

  • Strange Dee* Lee
    Strange Dee* Lee27 ditë më parë

    😢. RIP

  • Jeff Spencer
    Jeff Spencer27 ditë më parë

    Such a shame . I had my pancreas removed . He might of survived if this surgery was going back then .

  • Tim Daugherty
    Tim Daugherty27 ditë më parë

    Loved this boy

  • James Corden
    James Corden27 ditë më parë

    Poor lad .

  • Joshua Riddensdale
    Joshua Riddensdale28 ditë më parë

    Wow, only 21 years old. Kinda like last year's unfortunate death of Cameron Boyce.

  • Mrs Fahrenheit

    Mrs Fahrenheit

    5 ditë më parë

    that was shocker damn

  • TheLoreleiS
    TheLoreleiS29 ditë më parë

    I didn't know any of that - how sad!

  • Burt Bowers
    Burt Bowers29 ditë më parë

    Very sad when a young person passes away @ such a very young age that hadnt even begun to experience life yet.

  • ChrisMac2489
    ChrisMac248929 ditë më parë

    😢 so young 😢

  • Jeanette Moorhead
    Jeanette MoorheadMuaj më parë


  • Kath Carroll
    Kath CarrollMuaj më parë

    Sad very sad but thank you rest in peace

  • Nathan Dalke
    Nathan DalkeMuaj më parë

    So sad rest in peace never heard of him

  • Tracie Pearce
    Tracie PearceMuaj më parë

    Very sad,for someone so young 😭

  • DoveGirl
    DoveGirlMuaj më parë

    So painful manner of death

  • picantesworld77
    picantesworld77Muaj më parë

    Very sad. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Oliver Brownlow
    Oliver BrownlowMuaj më parë

    I didn't know Matthew Garber had died so young. A sad ending indeed. I believe Karen Dotrice is still alive, and I had privilege of seeing her in her final professional acting role, live on stage as Desdemona to James Earl Jones' OTHELLO in 1981. Looking over your videos, I wonder how you've escaped doing Bobby Driscoll, who played several important roles for Disney including Johnny in SONG OF THE SOUTH, Jerry in SO DEAR TO MY HEART, Jim Hawkins in TREASURE ISLAND, and the voice of Peter in PETER PAN (he also did live-action film of Peter's movements used for reference by the animators). He also died quite young, under tragic circumstances.

    NICHOLAS D'AURIAMuaj më parë

    It. Just. Sad.

  • Pfirtzer
    PfirtzerMuaj më parë

    Why the hell always sad endings, jeez, get some positive news from those famous and not so famous people.Because they are famous they should have only happy life>? Life spanks everybody just get used to it.

  • Beatriz B
    Beatriz BMuaj më parë

    Probabably suffered at the hands of Disneys P3dophile ring

  • Arla Abrell

    Arla Abrell

    Muaj më parë

    I thought that too when they said he "took a break due to his experiences as a child actor', poor kid, he was talented as well

  • colt45 Peacemaker
    colt45 PeacemakerMuaj më parë

    Gotta love that British Socialised medical care.

  • mike saunders

    mike saunders

    Muaj më parë

    He got ill in India and didn't arrive in the UK until it was too late.

  • Meggie Willis
    Meggie WillisMuaj më parë

    I love Mary Poppins and Matthew Garber did a great job playing Michael Jane's little brother in the movie.

  • 8avexp
    8avexpMuaj më parë

    Sadly, Garber and Dotrice did not stay in touch after filming The Gnome Mobile. Dotrice admits she regrets not having reached out to him.

  • Kari Atkinson
    Kari AtkinsonMuaj më parë

    He’s alive ?

  • Joy K

    Joy K

    Muaj më parë


  • Jude's world
    Jude's worldMuaj më parë

    very very sad........

  • jhors
    jhorsMuaj më parë

    Well researched and presented, thank you for posting this!

  • The Life and Sad Ending

    The Life and Sad Ending

    Muaj më parë

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • john blankenship
    john blankenshipMuaj më parë


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