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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
October 5, 1923
Pretoria, South Africa

Famous Works

  • 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.

Further Reference

PERIODICALS

  • Theater Week, January 14, 1990.

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