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Glynis Johns

Glynis Johns

Stephen Sondheim wrote "Send in the Clowns" in his show "A Little Night Music" especially for her because of her smoky, short-breathed, wistful voice.

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

Appeared in the "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) episode, "Murder, She Wrote: Sing a Song of Murder (#2.5)" (1985). She previously starred with "Murder" star Angela Lansbury in the classic comedy The Court Jester (1956).

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

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



He is one of only 9 actors to have played "Special Guest Villains" in "Batman" (1966) who are still alive, the others being Malachi Throne, Julie Newmar, John Astin, Eli Wallach, Joan Collins, Barbara Rush, Dina Merrill and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Married and divorced four times, her first husband Anthony Forwood is the father of her only child, Gareth; her second husband, David Ramsey Foster, was a WWII hero who became the chairman of Colgate Palmolive International; marriage to third husband, Cecil Peter L. Henderson, ended after a year; and fourth husband Elliot Arnold, a writer and essayist, penned "A Night of Watching," "Camp Grant Massacre" and "Personal Combat".

Mother of actor Gareth Forwood.

She was named a Disney Legend in 1998.

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.

Stepdaughter of actress Diana Churchill.

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


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