The world dims a little today with the passing of Glynis Johns, a radiant talent best known for her iconic role as Winifred Banks in the beloved Mary Poppins movie and her soul-stirring rendition of the song Send in the Clowns. Johns’ career spanned over seven decades, leaving an indelible mark both on stage and screen. As a tribute to her undeniable contributions to the entertainment industry, let’s step back in time and journey through the chapters of her illustrious career that left an enduring legacy in the hearts of audiences worldwide.
Glynis Johns’ death
On Thursday, January 4, 2024, Glynis Johns passed away of natural causes at an assisted living home in Los Angeles. She was 100.
Her manager and publicist Mitch Clem announced her death. “Today’s a sad day for Hollywood,” Clem said in a statement. “She is the last of the last of old Hollywood.”
With the 2020 passing of Olivia de Havilland, Johns became the oldest living Oscar nominee in any acting category. In 2021, with Betty White’s death, she became the oldest living Disney Legend.