Glynis Johns: Mary Poppins Star Dies at 100

Glynis Johns. Photo: Publication
Glynis Johns. Photo: Publication

Glynis Johns, the renowned Tony Award-winning actress known for her standout role in “Mary Poppins“, has passed away at the age of 100. The sad news was confirmed by her manager on Thursday, January 4, leaving the entertainment world in mourning.

Born in 1923, Glynis Johns distinguished herself in the artistic world with a brilliant career, but it was her role in the 1964 Disney musical classic that immortalized her in the hearts of film fans. In the Oscar-winning movie, Johns portrayed Winifred Banks, the suffragette mother fighting for women’s voting rights in the United Kingdom, while her children needed a new nanny.
Her performance in “Mary Poppins” was filled with memorable moments that transcended the screen and became part of popular culture. One of the most iconic scenes is her rendition of the song “Sister Suffragette,” a protest parody that mentions the famous activist Emmeline Pankhurst and became a symbol of women’s struggle and empowerment.

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