Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Glynis Johns Biography (1923-)
Born October 5, 1923, in Pretoria, South Africa; daughter of Mervyn (an actor) and Alys Maude (a pianist; maiden name, Steele-Payne); married Anthony Forwood (divorced); married David Ramsey Foster, February 1, 1952 (divorced); married Cecil Peter L. Henderson, 1960 (divorced, 1961); married Elliot Arnold (a writer), October 4, 1964; children: one son. Addresses: Agent--c/o Gottlieb, Schiff, Bomser & Sendroff, 555 5th Ave., New York, NY 10017.
- Birth Details
- October 5, 1923
- Pretoria, South Africa
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (London debut) Ursula, Buckie's Bears, Garrick Theatre, London, 1935.
- Hortense Bertrand, St. Helena, Old Vic Theatre, then Daly's Theatre, bothLondon, 1936.
- Mary Tilford, The Children's Hour, Gate Theatre, London, 1936.
- Elf, child, The Melody That Got Lost, Embassy Theatre, London, 1936.
- Sonia Kuman, Judgment Day, Embassy Theatre, then Strand Theatre, both London, 1937, later Phoenix Theatre, London, 1939.
- Cinderella, A Kiss for Cinderella, Phoenix Theatre, 1937, then 1939.
- Miranda, Quiet Wedding, Richmond Theatre, then Wyndham's Theatre, London,1938.
- Miranda Bute, Quiet Week-End, Wyndham's Theatre, 1941.
- Title role, Peter Pan, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1943.
- Pam, Fools Rush In, Fortune Theatre, London, 1946.
- Mary Flemin, The Way Things Go, Phoenix Theatre, 1950.
- (New York debut) Title role, Gertie, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1952.
- Title role, Major Barbara, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Miss Mopply, Too True to Be Good, 54th Street Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Anne of Cleves, The King's Mare, Garrick Theatre, 1966.
- Come As You Are!, New Theatre, then Strand Theatre, both London, 1970.
- Title role, The Marquise, Eisenhower Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1972.
- Desiree Armfeldt, A Little Night Music, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Madame Desmortes, Ring 'Round the Moon, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1975.
- Leontine, 13 Rue de l'Amour, Phoenix Theatre, 1976.
- Alma Rattenbury, Cause Celebre, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1977.
- Also appeared as Jennifer Wren, Plaintiff in a Pretty Hat, Coconut Grove,FL, 1958; and as Lady Kitty, The Circle, New York City, 1989; appeared in Harold and Maude, Canada, 1977, and The Boyfriend, Toronto, Canada, 1984.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Corinne, I'll See You Again, U.K. cities, 1944.
- Ann Stanley, Forty Carats, South African cities, 1971.
- Title role, The Marquise, U.K., U.S., and Australian cities, 1971-72.
- Hay Fever, U.K. cities, 1978.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- (Film debut) South Riding, United Artists (UA), 1938.
- Murder in the Family, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.
- Prison without Bars, UA, 1939.
- The Fugitive (also known as On the Night of the Fire), Universal, 1940.
- The Prime Minister, Warner Bros., 1940.
- The Invaders (also known as 49th Parallel), Columbia, 1942.
- Adventures of Tartu, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1943.
- Half-Way House, AFE, 1945.
- Vacation from Marriage, MGM, 1945.
- Frieda, Universal, 1947.
- An Ideal Husband, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948.
- Miranda, Eagle-Lion, 1949.
- Lucky Mr. Prohack, Pentagon, 1950.
- The Great Manhunt (also known as State Secret), Columbia, 1950.
- Island Rescue, RKO, 1950.
- Katherine, Flesh and Blood, British Lion, 1951.
- No Highway in the Sky, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
- Encore, Paramount, 1952.
- The Promotor, Universal, 1952.
- The Sword and the Rose, RKO, 1952.
- Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue RKO, 1952.
- Personal Affair, UA, 1954.
- The Weak and the Wicked, Allied Artists, 1954.
- Mad about Men, General Films, 1954.
- The Million Pound Note (also known as Man with a Million), UA, 1954.
- Land of Fury (also known as The Seekers), Universal, 1955.
- The Beachcomber, UA, 1955.
- Josephine Luton, Josephine and Men, British Lion, 1955.
- The Courtjester, Paramount, 1956.
- All Mine to Give, Universal, 1957.
- Loser Takes All, Distributors, 1957.
- Another Time, Another Place, Paramount, 1958.
- Shake Hands with the Devil, UA, 1959.
- The Sundowners, Warner Bros., 1960.
- Clarissa, The Spider's Web, UA, 1960.
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962.
- The Chapman Report, Warner Bros., 1962.
- Papa's Delicate Condition, Paramount, 1963.
- Mary Poppins, Buena Vista, 1965.
- Dear Brigitte, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.
- Don't Just Stand There, Universal, 1968.
- Lock Up Your Daughters, Columbia, 1969.
- Myfanwy Price, Under Milk Wood, Altura Films International, 1971.
- Eleanor, Vault of Horrors, Cinerama, 1973.
- Coco, Zelly and Me, Columbia, 1988.
- Also appeared as Sister Anne in Nuckie, 1989; appeared in Last of the Few, Mr. Brigg's Family, This Man Is Mine, Third Time, and The Day They Gave Babies Away.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- "Lily, the Queen of the Movies," Studio One, CBS, 1952.
- "Two for Tea," Video Theatre, CBS, 1953.
- "The Girl in Blue Jeans," The Errol Flynn Theater, DuMont, 1957.
- "The Dead Are Silent," Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars, CBS, 1957.
- "Face of Fear," Frank Sinatra Show, ABC, 1958.
- "Beach Head," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1961.
- "The Spider's Web," Kraft Mystery Theatre, NBC, 1961.
- "Kitty Goes West," The Roaring Twenties, ABC, 1961.
- "The $200 Parlay," GE Theatre, CBS, 1961.
- "The Hot Minerva," Naked City, ABC, 1961.
- "Safari," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1963.
- "A Very Present Help," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962.
- "Lucious Lois," Saints and Sinners, NBC, 1962.
- "Windfall," DuPont Show of the Month, NBC, 1963.
- "A Game for Alternate Mondays," The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1963.
- "Who Killed Marty Kelso?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1964.
- "The Thief," The Defenders, CBS, 1964.
- "The Hours before Dawn," Twelve O'Clock High, ABC, 1964.
- "The Londinium Larcenies," Batman, ABC, 1967.
- "The Foggiest Notion," Batman, ABC, 1967.
- "The Bloody Tower," Batman, ABC, 1967.
- "Someone Single, Someone Blue," Cheers, NBC, 1983.
- "Side by Side," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.
- "Sing a Song of Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.
- "The Eyes Have It," The Cavanaughs, CBS, 1987.
- Also appeared in episodes of the Danny Kaye Show, CBS, and Noel Coward'sStar Quality.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Glynis Granville, Glynis, CBS, 1963-65.
- Trudie Pepper, Coming of Age, CBS, 1988-89.
- Also appeared in series Mrs. Amworth, All You Need Is Love, and Across aCrowded Room.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Skagg (movie), NBC, 1982.
- Lady Fitzpatrick Morgan, Little Gloria ... Happy at Last (miniseries), NBC, 1982.
- Aunt Mary, Spraggue (pilot) ABC, 1984.
- Theater Week, January 14, 1990.
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