Glynis Johns

Born 5 October 1923.

Biography

Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a British stage and film actress, dancer, pianist and singer. She is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney's musical motion picture box office smash, Mary Poppins. In both roles, she originated songs written specifically for her, including "Send in the Clowns," composed by Stephen Sondheim, and "Sister Suffragette," written by the Sherman Brothers.

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