Beloved Star, Movie Icon Sadly Passes Away At 100

Hollywood has lost a legendary performer with the passing of Glynis Johns, known for her roles in the classic film “Mary Poppins” and on Broadway.

Johns died at the age of 100 on Thursday, October 5 at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles.

Johns had a career that spanned over six decades and left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry. Born into a theatrical family, she made her debut on stage at just three weeks old and continued to act throughout her life.

She had a total of 91 onscreen credits to her name, including her role as Winifred Banks in the beloved 1964 Disney film “Mary Poppins,” where she starred alongside Julie Andrews.

Johns’ performance in “Mary Poppins” earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards in 1964.

She also received critical acclaim for her role in the 1961 film “The Sundowners,” which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Her talent extended beyond the big screen, as she originated roles in six Broadway productions, including the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.” Her performance in the musical earned her a Tony Award as well as a Drama Desk Award.

Despite her success in Hollywood, Johns remained humble and grounded. She once said in an interview, “It doesn’t make any difference to me… I looked very good for every age.” Her wit and charm will always be remembered by those who were lucky enough to work with her or watch her on stage or screen.

Johns is survived by her son, actor Gareth Forwood, whom she shared with her first husband, Anthony Forwood. Johns’ co-stars from “Mary Poppins,” including Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews, have also paid tribute to the late actress.

The passing of Glynis Johns marks the end of an era in Hollywood. She will be greatly missed by her fans and peers alike.