Monday, August 30, 2010

Movie Monday -- Child Actors

Share the roles you've enjoyed from the younger set, linking back here at The Bumbles.

I'm going to take this opportunity to send a Valentine to Karen Dotrice, the British actress whose career began when she was 9 in 1964 and lasted until she was 50 in 2005.

Thanks to her performances in two Disney movies, she was a key stand-in for me when I was growing up. First, she was Mary McDhui, the motherless child who loved her cat, Thomasina, beyond all reason (though her actions made complete sense to me then, and still touch me now). Then she went on to her most famous role as Jane Banks, the girl bewitched by her supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny (and who wouldn't be?), Mary Poppins.


  1. Nice, unique pick! This reminds me of Hayley Mills from Pollyanna! Love her :))

  2. What a great choice!

  3. God I loved Mary Poppins. I still get that song stuck in my head randomly. I haven't seen it in forever so I don't recall this actress directly - just the music.


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