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Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a Tony Award-winning British stage and film actress, dancer, pianist and singer (notably of Send in the Clowns in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music). October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Pianist Claudio Arrau, Carnegie Hall, 1954. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Send in the Clowns is a song by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. ... A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. ...


With a career spanning seven decades, Johns is often cited as the "complete actress". Johns is a trained pianist and singer. She is also an accomplished dancer, and was qualified to teach ballet at the age of ten.


Johns is the daughter of the Welsh actor, Mervyn Johns (1899 - 1992), and her roots are in West Wales, although she was born in Pretoria, South Africa, while her parents were on tour there. Her mother, Alys Steele, was a concert pianist and her only child, her son, Gareth Forwood, is a British actor. Johns's brother is English rock and roll producer/engineer Glyn Johns [citation needed]. Mervyn Johns (1899-1992) was a British film and television character actor. ... West Wales is the west area of Wales bordered by South Wales to the east. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Glyn Johns (born 1942 in Epsom, England) is a recording engineer and record producer who has worked with such artists as The Beatles, The Steve Miller Band, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Clash, Midnight Oil and the Blue Öyster Cult Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou...


Johns made her film debut in 1938, in the movie version of Winifred Holtby's novel, South Riding. In 1944 she appeared opposite her father in Halfway House, and in 1948 starred as a mermaid in Miranda. She successfully made the transition to Hollywood, appearing in The Court Jester (1956) as Danny Kaye's love interest. Image:Holtby. ... South Riding has several meanings: South Riding, a book by Winifred Holtby The South Riding of Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, now called South Tiperrary The former South Riding of Lindsey in Lincolnshire, England South Riding, Virginia, in the United States South Riding of Yorkshire, a fictional county This... Miranda is British comedy/fantasy film, made in 1948. ... ... The Court Jester is a 1956 comedy film starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, and a young Angela Lansbury (she turned thirty-one during the making of this film). ... Kaye entertaining U.S. troops at Sasebo, Japan, 25 Oct 1945 David Daniel Kaminsky, known as Danny Kaye (January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer and comedian. ...


One of her best known film roles was that of Winifred Banks, the children's mother, a suffragette, in Mary Poppins (1964). Mary Poppins is a 1964] feature film based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ... Suffragette with banner, Washington DC, 1918 The title of suffragette (also occasionally spelt suffraget) was given to members of the womens suffrage movement in the United Kingdom. ... Mary Poppins is a 1964] feature film based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ...


Johns has also appeared on television and on stage, most memorably in Stephen Sondheim's musical, A Little Night Music. The song, Send in the Clowns, was written with her in mind, and in 1973 she won a Tony award for her role in the musical. She had a brief television series in the U.S. called Glynis. Stephen Sondheim (Birthname: Stephen Joshua Sondeim b. ... A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. ... Send in the Clowns is a song by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


Johns has been married four times, including a marriage to Anthony Forwood, father of her only child, her son Gareth. Forwood was later manager and personal partner of Sir Dirk Bogarde. She once remarked that she was wed so often because she married all her lovers; Dame Elizabeth Taylor made a similar statement about her own many marriages. Glynis also married David Foster, who at the time was chairman of Colgate Palmolive International. Cover of Bogarde biography Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999), better known by his stage name Dirk Bogarde, was an actor and author. ... Dame Elizabeth Rosamund Taylor, DBE (born February 27, 1932) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning British actress. ...


Johns has been the subject of countless magazine covers and pin-up posters throughout her long career, which appears to have ended after many decades of hard work on stage, in films and on TV.

Preceded by:
Alexis Smith
in Follies
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1973
for A Little Night Music
Succeeded by:
Virginia Capers
in Raisin

Alexis Smith Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921 – June 9, 1993) was an actress. ... Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. ... Raisin was a musical theatre adaptation of the Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun, and was first performed on Broadway on October 18, 1973. ...

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Glynis Johns @ Filmbug (334 words)
Glynis Johns (born October 5, 1923) is a British stage and film actress and dancer.
Glynis Johns is an accomplished dancer, and was actually qualified to teach ballet at the age of ten.
Glynis Johns is regarded as one of the most beautiful women of all time and has been the subject of countless magazine covers and pin-up posters throughout her career.
Glynis Johns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (416 words)
Glynis Johns (born 5 October 1923) is a Tony Award-winning British stage and film actress, dancer, pianist and singer (notably of Send in the Clowns in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music).
Johns is the daughter of the Welsh actor, Mervyn Johns (1899 - 1992), and her roots are in West Wales, although she was born in Pretoria, South Africa, while her parents were on tour there.
Johns has been the subject of countless magazine covers and pin-up posters throughout her long career, which appears to have ended after many decades of hard work on stage, in films and on TV.
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