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P.L. Travers (1899–1996)

P.L. Travers was born on August 9, 1899 in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia as Helen Lyndon Goff. She is known for her work on Mary Poppins (1964), Studio One in Hollywood (1948) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018). She died on April 23, 1996 in Chelsea, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Writer
(1964)
Mary Poppins Returns
(2018)
Jackanory
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(1966-1967)

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 1983 Meri Poppins, do svidaniya (TV Movie) (story)
  Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 9 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (novel - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
 1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (books - 1 episode)
- Mary Poppins (1949) ... (books)
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 2018 Mary Poppins Returns (based on the books by) (post-production)
 1964 Mary Poppins (based on: The "Mary Poppins" books by)
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 2004 The Cat That Looked at a King (Video short) (book "Mary Poppins Opens the Door")
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 1964 Mary Poppins (consultant)
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 2014 Edición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Mary Poppins: 1ª Edición (2014) ... (in memory of - as Helen Goff)
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 2013 The Culture Show (TV Series documentary)
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 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
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 2009 Mary Poppins: From Page to Stage (Video documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2016 to 2017 season) Her novel, "Disney's Mary Poppins," was performed at the Mercury Theater Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Robert and Richard Sherman were composers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Helen Goff | Pamela Lyndon Travers
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Personal Quote:

You do not chop off a section of your imaginative substance and make a book specifically for children, for - if you are honest - you have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is all endless and all one. See more »

Trivia:

Acted in her native Australia from the age of 10. Toured nationally - while still in her teens - with a Shakespearean company. Later also performed as a dancer and wrote poetry, using the adopted name Pamela Travers. Left for England in 1924 with a mere 5 pounds to her credit. Continued to write poetry, and, later, literary and theatrical review for several weekly publications, including 'The ... See more »

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