Glynis Johns

Welsh stage and film actress, dancer, pianist and singer

Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a British stage and movie actress, dancer, pianist and singer.[1] She is the daughter of Welsh actor Mervyn Johns.

Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns - still.jpg
circa 1952
Born (1923-10-05) 5 October 1923 (age 99)
OccupationActress, dancer, pianist, singer
Years active1935–1999
Spouse(s)Anthony Forwood
(m. 1942–1948, divorced); 1 child
David Foster
(m. 1952, divorced)
Cecil Henderson
(m. 1960–1962, divorced)
Elliott Arnold
(m. 1964, divorced)
ChildrenGareth Forwood (1945–2007)

She is best known for her role as Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway. She won a Tony Award for this role. She played Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's musical motion picture box office smash, Mary Poppins.


  1. "Glynis Johns Biography (1923-)". Retrieved 2013-04-08.

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