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Glynis Johns Overview:

Actress, Glynis Johns, was born on Oct 5, 1923 in Pretoria, South Africa. As of December 2019, Glynis Johns was 96 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Johns was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best Supporting ActressThe Sundowners (1960)Mrs. FirthNominated
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On October 16, 1998, Johns received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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By Rick29 on Jun 29, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

1. Stephen Sondheim wrote "Send in the Clowns" specifically for , whose husky voice worked best with short phrasing. She sang it in the original 1973 stage production of A Little Night Music and won a Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. 2. received an Oscar nominat... Read full article


By Art on Oct 5, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

is a South African-born Welsh stage and film actress, dancer, pianist and singer, most notably of “Send in the Clowns”, which she originated in Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music”. With a career spanning seven decades, Johns is often cited as the R... Read full article


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Glynis Johns Quotes:

Mrs. Banks: [sees the time] Excuse me, POSTS, EVERYONE, PLEASE!
[cannon fires]


Marjorie Corder: Man kills airplane. There's apt to be a lot in the papers about that.


Marjorie Corder: If you believe something is right, you have to do something if you want to live with yourself. If you don't, you'll have to pay for it sooner or later.


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Won a Tony Award (Best Actress in a Musical) for her role in "A Little Night Music" in 1973.

Mother of actor Gareth Forwood.

Sources give different spellings of her mother's name, who was a pianist (c. 1920 - 1971). One source spells it Alys Maude Steel-Payne. Another spells it Alyce Steele.

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