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Where Mary Poppins cast are now – from tragic death at 21 to £35m fortune and moving cameo in film reboot
IT may be 58 years since he high-kicked across the roofs of London to Chim Chim Cher-ee but Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke hasn't forgotten his most iconic role.
The 96-year-old actor – who starred as chimney sweep Bert in the 1964 classic – was spotted this week in a jumper emblazoned with the words "Spoonful of Sugar", in reference to one of the film's enduring songs.
The endearing musical catapulted British actress Julie Andrews to fame and has been watched by generations of children for almost six decades.
But what happened to the rest of the cast – from kids Michael andJane to the marvellous Mrs Banks.
Julie Andrews – Mary Poppins
Amazingly, Mary Poppins was Julie's film debut, when she was 29 years old.
She won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film and went onto star in The Sound of Music the next year.
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The accomplished singer and actress was devastated after a botched throat operation in 1999 left her unable to sing, and she later sued the US surgeons for an undisclosed amount.
Julie turned down a cameo role in the 2018 reboot Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt, reported to be worth £790,000, telling director Rob Marshall: "This is Emily’s show and I want her to run with this."
But she continues to work on new projects, including the hit movie Aquaman and Netflix series Bridgerton, which she narrates.
She has an estimated net worth of £35 and lives in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
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