‘Mary Poppins’ Star Glynis Johns Turns 100, Making Her Oldest Living Actress

Glynis Johns recently celebrated her 100th birthday and is both the oldest living actress and oldest living Disney legend.

Her long career, spanning eight decades between stage and screen, makes her one of the last surviving great stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the classic era of British cinema.

Born on October 5, 1923 in Pretoria, South Africa, to the famous Welsh actor Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns quickly made a name for himself in the world of entertainment.

She began as a stage dancer as a teenager and made her film debut in 1938 with “South Riding.”

However, her real breakthrough came in the 1940s with roles such as Anna in “49th Parallel” (1941), which earned her a National Board of Review Award.

This first success allowed him to appear in major films, including “Miranda” (1948), “The Weak and the Wicked” (1954),

The Court Jester (1955), The Aperitifs (1960) and The Chapman Report (1962). Glynis Johns also had his own sitcom Glynis in 1963.

At 100 years old, Glynis Johns proudly holds the title of oldest Oscar nominee and Disney legend, a testament to her lasting impact on the world of film and entertainment.

When asked about her remarkable achievement, she wryly remarked that she looked great at any age.

and expressed his love for his work and the plaudits he received for his Oscar-nominated role in “The Sundowners.”

During her life, Glynis Johns was married four times, with her first husband, Anthony Forwood, being the father of her son Gareth.

Her marriages and relationships have been marked by various challenges, but her resilience and successes are a testament to her enduring presence in the world of cinema.

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