At the age of 100, Glynis Johns, famous for her role in the movie “Mary Poppins,” has passed away.
Mitch Clem, the manager of the British actress, confirmed to CBS News that she passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday morning from natural causes.
Throughout her many years in the entertainment industry, Johns received an Academy Award nomination for her role in the 1960 adventure movie “The Sundowners,” and was also honored with a Tony Award in 1973 for her performance in the Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music.” Her rendition of “Send In the Clowns” was a standout, as Sondheim had specifically written the song with her voice in mind.
In a 1990 interview with the Associated Press, Johns expressed that although other songs have been written for him, nothing compares to this one. He considers it the most amazing gift he has received in his theater career.
Her most famous role was in the popular 1964 movie musical “Mary Poppins,” as suffragette Winifred Banks. Prior to that she starred in the 1953 Disney movie “The Sword and the Rose.”
Johns had been married four times and had a son named Gareth Forwood, who was an actor and passed away in 2007.
Reporting was contributed by The Associated Press.
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