February 22, 2024
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Glynis Johns, one of many final remaining stars of cinema’s Golden Age, who performed Mrs. Winifred Banks within the 1964 movie “Mary Poppins,” died in the present day in Los Angeles on the age of 100.

Her supervisor, Mitch Clem, informed Metropolis Information Service that Johns was dwelling at an assisted-living facility and died from pure causes.

The British actress’ profession spanned over eight many years. She appeared in almost 60 movies, together with 1948’s “Miranda,” “Mad About Males” in 1954 and 1958’s “One other Place, One other Time.”

She earned an Oscar nomination for her supporting position in “The Sundowners,” a 1960 a drama set within the Australian outback with Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr.

Johns made her Broadway debut because the title character within the short- lived Enid Bagnold play “Gertie” in 1952. She had acted onstage for years earlier than that, making her West Finish debut in London on the age of 8 in 1931, in Elmer Rice’s “Judgment Day.”

Johns was appearing in England for greater than 20 years when she was forged in Disney’s adaptation of P.L. Travers’  “Mary Poppins” novels. The 1964 movie was a showcase for Julie Andrews because the singing English nursemaid, with Johns within the supporting a part of the kids’s mom.

Johns received a Tony award for “A Little Evening Music” in 1973, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and guide by Hugh Wheeler. The present ran for greater than 600 performances and acquired 5 different Tonys along with Johns’ win for finest actress in a musical.

She appeared in different Broadway reveals, together with “Main Barbara,” “Too Good to Be True” and “The Circle.”

On tv, Johns starred with Keith Andes within the short-lived CBS sitcom “Glynis.” The present aired in 1963 and featured a husband-and-wife crew of newbie sleuths.

She performed the mom of the character Diane Chambers on the sitcom “Cheers,” and guested on different reveals, together with “Dr. Kildare,” “The Love Boat,” and “Homicide, She Wrote.”

Johns was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1923. She got here from a household of entertainers. Her father was a Welsh-born actor, and her mom was an Australian-born live performance pianist.

As a teenager, she was seen in “The Youngsters’s Hour” and several other different productions all through the UK.

Johns’ closing display screen look got here within the Molly Shannon film “Famous person” (1999), wherein she performed a grandmother character.

Johns turned 100 on Oct. 5, 2023. With the passing of Olivia de Havilland in 2020, she grew to become the oldest dwelling Academy Award nominee, and following the dying of Betty White in 2021, the oldest dwelling Disney Legend, in line with TheaterMania.com.

She was predeceased by all 4 of her husbands, in addition to her son Gareth Forwood, who died in 2007.

–Metropolis Information Service