Everyone remembers Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, but ten years earlier, the CBS Television Network made a one hour version of Mary Poppins with Hollywood legend Mary Wickes. P.L. Travers reportedly favored Mary's portrayal of the Practically Perfect Nanny and Mary Wickes even lobbied Walt Disney for the part.
Ms. Wickes is no stranger to the Disney family. In addition to being the live action model for Cruella Deville, she starred in Walt Disney's Annette, Zorro, Snowball Express, ABC's Father Dowling Mysteries, Touchstone Pictures' Sister Act & Sister Act 2 and Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame.