Glynis Johns, the actress renowned for her role as Mary Poppins, passes away at the age of 100.


Renowned actress Glynis Johns, celebrated for her iconic portrayal as the suffragette mother in the 1964 blockbuster musical “Mary Poppins,” has passed away at the age of 100. Johns, a seasoned performer in both film and stage, earned accolades throughout her illustrious career, including a Tony Award in 1973 for her role in Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” and an Oscar nomination for the 1960 film “The Sundowners.” She succumbed to natural causes at an assisted living facility in the Los Angeles area, as confirmed by her manager, Mitch Clem. While she graced the silver screen for over six decades, her unforgettable performance as Winifred Banks in “Mary Poppins” remains a highlight. Johns also showcased her talent in diverse roles, such as the flirtatious mermaid in “Miranda” (1948) and dual roles in the 1954 mermaid sequel, “Mad About Men” (1954). Notably, she received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress for her portrayal of a hotel keeper in the Australian-set adventure “The Sundowners,” where she starred alongside Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, and Peter Ustinov. Glynis Johns is survived by one son who predeceased her.

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