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Name: David Tomlinson  
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Date of Birth: 7th May 1917
Place of Birth: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson (May 7, 1917 - June 24, 2000) was a British film actor.

As George Banks, head of the Banks family in the 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson was known to generations of children for his role in one of the most popular family films of all time. The film brought him continued work with Disney, and throughout the rest of Tomlinson's film career he never steered far from comedies. Born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, he attended the Tonbridge School, but left before graduating to join the Grenadier Guards. His introduction to the working world came as a clerk for London's Shell House. His stage career grew from amateur stage productions to his 1940 film debut in Quiet Wedding. His career was interrupted when he entered WWII service as a lieutenant in the RAF. His flying days continued after the war and he crashed a Tiger Moth plane near his backyard much to the chagrin of his neighbors. His father, a prominent London attorney, defended him at his subsequent trial (for flying too low).

Tomlinson was married for 57 years to actress Audrey Freeman and the two had four sons.

Other notable films include:

  • Tom Jones (1963)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • The Love Bug (1968)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

External link

  • IMDb filmography

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