P. L. Travers

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Travers in c. 1924

Pamela Lyndon Travers OBE (Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian-British writer, actress, and journalist.[1]

Travers was known for writing the 1933 successful children's book Mary Poppins. She worked with Walt Disney to make the 1964 movie version of the book Mary Poppins.

Travers was born on 9 August 1899 in Maryborough, Queensland.[1] She studied at Normanhurst Girls School. She adopted one son from Ireland, Camillus Travers Hone.[1] He died in 2011. Travers died on 23 April 1996 in her London, England home from an epileptic seizure, aged 96.[1]

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