When Mary Poppins came out, it instilled in us (and many generations to come) a sense of whimsy and magic. Who didn't want a nanny like Mary Poppins? Or a best friend like Bert the chimney sweep?
Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews solidified their status as Hollywood legends. The kids in the film, played by Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber, were also considered instant stars.
But one of these stars met a tragic death.