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Some familiar faces cropped up in Marry Poppins Returns. But Julie Andrews – who portrayed the titular character in the original 1964 movie – was not among them. And it turned out that the actress was invited to join the cast but declined for an important reason.

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Before Mary Poppins became a hit movie, it was a series of children’s books. P.L. Travers wrote eight novels about the magical nanny that were published from 1934 to 1989. The writer herself, Pamela Lyndon Travers, lived from 1899 to 1996.

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