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Acclaimed actress Glynis Johns died on Thursday, January 4. She was 100.
“Glynis powered her approach by life with intelligence, wit and a love for efficiency, affecting tens of millions of lives,” Johns’ longtime supervisor, Mitch Clem, tells Us Weekly in an announcement. “She entered my life early in my profession and set a really excessive bar on learn how to navigate this trade with grace, class and reality. Your individual reality. Her gentle shined very brightly for 100 years.”
Clem added: “She had a wit that might cease you in your tracks powered by a coronary heart that cherished deeply and purely. At present is a somber day for Hollywood. Not solely can we mourn the passing of our pricey Glynis, however we mourn the top of the golden age of Hollywood.”
Johns handed away at an assisted residing facility in Los Angeles and will probably be buried subsequent to her father, who died in 1993, in England.
Johns’ demise comes shortly after her one hundredth birthday on October 5, 2023.
“It doesn’t make any distinction to me,” she informed California’s ABC affiliate in October 2023 about her milestone birthday. “Effectively, I seemed excellent for each age.”
A stage and display veteran for over 20 years, Johns was maybe greatest recognized for her position in Mary Poppins. She performed Mrs. Banks within the 1964 movie, costarring alongside Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Mrs. Banks, the mom of the household that Andrews’ titular Mary Poppins got here to nanny for, sang “Sister Suffragette.”
Johns additionally notably appeared in South Driving, Miranda, Mad About Me, Whereas You Had been Sleeping and Cheers. Johns earned an Oscar nomination for Greatest Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mrs. Firth in 1960’s The Sundowners. Two years later, Johns was nominated for a Golden Globe award for 1962’s The Chapman Reporter. Johns additionally earned a Tony Award for her efficiency in 1973’s A Little Evening Music. Within the Stephen Sondheim musical, Johns notably belted out “Ship Within the Clowns” nightly on the stage.
“I received applause for that. I cherished doing it. I felt it,” she informed ABC of A Little Evening Music.
Glynis, who was born in South Africa and raised in England, was the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns and live performance pianist Alys Steele. She joined her father in 1944’s The Midway Home, 1951’s The Magic Field and The Sundowners.
Glynis is survived by grandson Thomas and three great-grandchildren. Glynis was married 4 occasions to Anthony Forwood, David Ramsey Foster, Cecil Henderson and Elliot Arnold.