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      Glynis Johns

      Glynis Johns

      Highest Rated: 97% The Court Jester (1955)

      Lowest Rated: 32% Superstar (1999)

      Birthday: Oct 5, 1923

      Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

      Fondly remembered for the breathy quality of her husky voice and her eternally upbeat persona, British actress Glynis Johns delivered a myriad of memorable roles in a varied career that spanned over 60 years. Born into a theatrical family, Johns began performing on the stage by the age of 12 and in film while still in her teens. Early films roles included her starring turn as a flirtatious mermaid in the popular fantasy-comedy "Miranda" (1948), the thriller "State Secret" (1950) and the "Miranda" sequel "Mad About Men" (1954). Following a well-regarded run on Broadway in a revival of "Major Barbara" in 1956 and a disappointing outing as the star of her own television sitcom, "Glynis" (CBS, 1963), the actress appeared in one of the most popular family musicals in film history, "Mary Poppins" (1964), as the well-intentioned suffragette, Winifred Banks. Even more memorable was her lengthy performance as Desiree Armfeldt in the 1973 premiere of the Wheeler-Sondheim musical comedy "A Little Night Music," in which she immortalized the heart-breaking ballad "Send in the Clowns." In the years after her Tony Award-winning tour with the show, Johns went on to dozens of endearing roles in films like "While You Were Sleeping" (1995) well into the late-1990s. Whether portraying a sultry sea creature, a neglectful mother or a delightfully eccentric grandmother, Johns was never anything less than an absolute joy onscreen.

      Highest rated movies

      Mary Poppins The Court Jester
      49th Parallel
      While You Were Sleeping
      Vault of Horror
      The Sundowners
      Shake Hands With the Devil
      The Ref

      Photos

      THIS MAN IS MINE, Glynis Johns, 1946 ALL MINE TO GIVE, from left: Cameron Mitchell, Glynis Johns, 1957 THE SUNDOWNERS, Glynis Johns, 1960 THE SUNDOWNERS, Glynis Johns, 1960 THE SUNDOWNERS, Glynis Johns, 1960 ROB ROY, THE HIGHLAND ROGUE, Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, 1954 ROB ROY, THE HIGHLAND ROGUE, Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, 1954 THE PROMOTER, (aka THE CARD), Glynis Johns, Petula Clark, Alec Guinness (back), 1952 THE SWORD AND THE ROSE, Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, 1953 PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION, Laurel Goodwin, Jackie Gleason, Linda Bruhl, Glynis Johns, 1963 PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION, Glynis Johns, 1963 MARY POPPINS, Glynis Johns, 1964 AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Michael Wilding, Glynis Johns, 1947 APPOINTMENT WITH VENUS, Glynis Johns, 1951 THE MAGIC BOX, Glynis Johns, 1951 DEAR BRIGITTE, Glynis Johns, Bill Mumy, 1965, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DEAR BRIGITTE, James Stewart, Glynis Johns, 1965. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE COURT JESTER, Glynis Johns, 1955 THE COURT JESTER, Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, 1955 THE CHAPMAN REPORT, Glynis Johns, 1962

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      32% 59% Superstar Grandma Gallagher (Character) $30.6M 1999
      81% 79% While You Were Sleeping Elsie (Character) $81.1M 1995
      74% 73% The Ref Rose Chasseur (Character) $11.3M 1994
      No Score Yet 100% The Secret Garden Darjeeling (Voice) - 1994
      No Score Yet 24% Nukie Sister Anne (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 60% Zelly and Me Co-Co (Character) $8.7K 1988
      No Score Yet 68% Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Ms. Grimwood (Voice) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spraggue Aunt Mary (Character) - 1984
      80% 51% Vault of Horror Eleanor (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 0% Tales From the Crypt Part II Eleanor (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Dangerous Ladies Mrs. Amworth (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Your Daughters! Mrs. Squeezum (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Just Stand There Sabine Manning (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 53% Dear Brigitte Vina Leaf (Character) - 1965
      97% 86% Mary Poppins Mrs. Winifred Banks (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 78% Papa's Delicate Condition Amberlyn Griffith (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 20% The Chapman Report Teresa Harnish (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 31% Cabinet of Caligari Jane Lindstrom (Character) - 1962
      79% 64% The Sundowners Mrs. Firth (Character) - 1960
      75% 56% Shake Hands With the Devil Kitty Brady (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 35% Another Time, Another Place Kay Trevor (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 74% All Mine to Give Jo Eunson (Character) - 1957
      72% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Sporting Lady's Companion (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Loser Takes All Cary (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beachcomber Martha Jones (Character) - 1955
      97% 93% The Court Jester Maid Jean (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Josephine and Men Josephine Luton (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 89% Mad About Men Caroline Trewella/Miranda Trewella (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 25% Land of Fury Marion Southey (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 31% The Sword and the Rose Princess Mary Tudor (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 35% Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Helen Mary MacPherson MacGregor (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Weak and the Wicked Jean Raymond (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 46% Personal Affair Barbara Vining (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 62% The Promoter Ruth Earp (Character) - 1952
      50% 50% Promoter Unknown (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 68% No Highway in the Sky Marjorie Corder (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Island Rescue Nicola Fallaize (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh and Blood Katherine (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 62% Encore Stella Cotman (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet State Secret Lisa Robinson (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Time Lucky Joan (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Mr. Prohack Mimi Warburton (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 58% Miranda Miranda Trewella (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frieda Judy Dawson (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 50% An Ideal Husband Miss Mabel Chiltern (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 62% Vacation From Marriage Dizzy Clayton (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Halfway House Gwyneth (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Half-Way House Gwyneth (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 54% Adventures of Tartu Paula Palacek (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Tartu Paula Palacek (Character) - 1943
      87% 75% 49th Parallel Anna (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet South Riding Midge Carne (Character) - 1938

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming of Age Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Bridget O'Hara (Guest Star) 1985
      87% 94% Cheers Mrs. Helen Chambers (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1972-1973
      72% 79% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Leah Marquand (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Powell Theatre Rosie Sayer (Character) 1962