Glynis Johns

British actress (1923–2024)

Glynis Margaret Payne Johns (5 October 1923 – 4 January 2024) was a British stage and movie actress, dancer, pianist and singer.[1] She was the daughter of Welsh actor Mervyn Johns.

Glynis Johns
circa 1952
Glynis Margaret Payne Johns

(1923-10-05)5 October 1923
Died4 January 2024(2024-01-04) (aged 100)
Occupation(s)Actress, dancer, pianist, singer
Years active1923–1999
ChildrenGareth Forwood

She was 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.

On 5 October 2023, Glynis Johns turned 100.[2] She died three months later at a nursing home in Los Angeles, California on 4 January 2024.[3]

References change

  1. "Glynis Johns Biography (1923-)". Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  2. Pennacchio, George (5 October 2023). "Actress Glynis Johns turns 100, reflects on career dating back to 1930s". Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  3. Glynis Johns, most known for role in 'Mary Poppins,' dies at 100

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