Subscription Subscription
Home > Entertainment News > Hollywood News > Article > Mary Poppins actress Glynis Johns dies at 100

'Mary Poppins' actress Glynis Johns dies at 100

Updated on: 05 January,2024 07:08 AM IST  |  New York

Glynis Johns, known best for her role as suffragette mother Winifred Banks in 'Mary Poppins,' has died at the age of 100

'Mary Poppins' actress Glynis Johns dies at 100

Pic courtesy/ Instagram

British actress Glynis Johns, who was best known for her role as Winifred Banks in 'Mary Poppins,' died on Thursday at the age of 100, as reported by Variety. Johns's manager, Mitch Clem, highlighted that Johns died at an assisted living home in Los Angeles. Moreover, her publicist said that she died of natural causes, as reported by ABC News.

Johns made her film debut in 1938 when she was a teen, but she didn't break through until 10 years later when she played a mermaid in 'Miranda.' She had been an actor in England for over 20 years when she was cast in Disney's adaptation of P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" novels. Appearing in more than 60 films, Johns also earned an Oscar nomination for "While You Were Sleeping" and "The Sundowners," according to Variety. "Glynis powered her way through life with intelligence, wit, and a love for performance, affecting millions of lives," Clem said in a statement.

"She entered my life early in my career and set a very high bar on how to navigate this industry with grace, class, and truth. Your own truth. Her light shined very brightly for 100 years. She had a wit that could stop you in your tracks powered by a heart that loved deeply and purely. Today is a somber 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," Clem added.

Moreover, Johns had a long career in English films, but more recently she appeared in American movies, including 1994's "The Ref," starring Denis Leary, in which she played the mother of Kevin Spacey's squabbling character, Variety reported. The British actor was married and divorced four times, to Anthony Forwood, David Ramsey Foster, Cecil Henderson and Elliot Arnold, respectively. Currently, she is survived by a son, Gareth, by Forwood, according to Variety.

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK