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Glynis Johns Overview:

Actress, Glynis Johns, was born on Oct 5, 1923 in Pretoria, South Africa. As of December 2018, Glynis Johns was 95 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:

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


Mrs. Banks: [singing] We're clearly soldiers in pettycoats, and dauntless crusaders for women to vote! Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid.


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


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Glynis Johns Facts
Best known as Mrs. Winifred Banks, the kids' mother in Mary Poppins (1964).

Anthony Forwood, Glynis's ex-husband, was Sir Dirk Bogarde's longtime partner and manager until Forwood's death in 1988.

Daughter of actor Mervyn Johns, with whom she appeared in The Halfway House (1944).

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