Mary Poppins Suffragette Mother Winifred Banks Performer Glynis Johns Dies

Glynis Johns died at 100, she is known primarily for a classical 1964 Disney Musical/Fantasy Mary Poppins.

Glynis Johns Dies
Mary Poppins Suffragette Mother Winifred Banks Performer Glynis Johns Dies

In this classic movie, she performed alongside Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke as Suffragette Mother Winifred Banks.

Who was Glynis Johns?

Glynis Johns was born on October 5, 1923, in Pretoria, Union of South Africa to Alyce Steele-Wareham and Mervyn Johns. Her parents were performers as well.

Coming from a theatrical background gave her an edge in the industry but it was her talent that helped her to stay in the entertainment field for more than 8 decades and she worked in 60 films and 30 plays in this time period.

She was married 4 times. Moreover, she has only one child that is from her first husband Anthony Forwood whose name is Gareth Forwood. She has a grandson and three great-grandchildren.

Glynis Johns Breakthrough Roles

Indeed, she was a great performer who has given so many roles to the world and her acting is clearly brilliant and excellent.

When she was only 8 years old, she got a chance to work with the amazing and great theater actors like of Sir Lewis Casson, Ronald Adam, and George Woodbridge.

There comes her breakthrough back to back in the 60s first in The Spider’s Web as Clarissa Hailsham-Brown and she also gave a brilliant performance in The Cabinet of Caligari (1962).

Her best-ever performance has been in none other than Mary Poppins (1964) where she nailed the role of Suffragette Mother Winifred Banks which ended up winning many awards for her. She has won a Tony award as well.

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Her Manager’s Response to Glynis Johns Death

Her Manager Mitch Clem is extremely sad like all of us fans cause his employer and a very close person with whom he is working for over 25 years have passed away.

He said in a statement “Glynis powered her way through life with intelligence, wit, and a love for performance, affecting millions of lives, “Today is a sombre day for Hollywood. Not only do we mourn the passing of our dear Glynis, but we mourn the end of the golden age of Hollywood.”

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