Johns, Glynis (1923–)

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Johns, Glynis (1923–)

English actress. Born Oct 5, 1923, in Durban, South Africa; dau. of Mervyn Johns (actor) and Alys Steele; when father remarried (1976), her stepmother was actress Diana Churchill (b. 1913); m. Anthony Forwood (manager, div., died 1988); m. David Foster (div.); m. Cecil Henderson, 1960 (div. 1962); m. Elliott Arnold, 1964 (div.); children: Gareth.

At 12, made London stage debut (1935); appeared in 1st film, South Riding (1938); with her gravel-voice and flair for comedy, won a Tony award for performance in A Little Night Music where she introduced "Send in the Clowns"; was also nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress in The Sundowners (1960); other films include Forty-Ninth Parallel (1941), The Halfway House (1944), Frieda (1947), Miranda (1948), The Magic Box (1951), The Sword and the Rose (1953), Mad About Men (1954), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), All Mine to Give (1958), Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), The Cabinet of Caligari (1962), Papa's Delicate Condition (1962), Mary Poppins (1964), Under Milkwood (1972), Zelly and Me (1988) and While You Were Sleeping (1995); starred on tv in "Glynis" (1963).

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