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Glynis Johns Obituary News: British Actress, Glynis Johns Passes Away

Glynis Johns Obituary News: British Actress, Glynis Johns Passes Away

Johns was born in South Africa while her parents, British actor Mervyn Johns and pianist Alys Steele, were on tour.

Her first motion pictures were produced in her native nation, starting in 1938 with “Prison Without Bars,” “South Riding,” and “Murder in the Family.” Her well-known British roles included a seductive mermaid in the 1948 film “Miranda” and its 1954 follow-up, “Mad About Men.”

Hollywood producers noticed her due to her popularity in British films in the 1940s and early 1950s, and they started to put her with Gene Tierney in movies like 1953’s “Personal Affair.”

Her portrayal of an Australian bar owner in the 1960 film “The Sundowners” led to her being nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress.

Johns starred in the brief television sitcom “Glynis” in 1963. In the show, she played a mystery writer who assisted her husband, a criminal defense lawyer, in solving cases.

Another TV project was the 1988 sitcom “Coming of Age,” which had two half-seasons. Among Johns’s well-known TV cameos were on “The Lloyd Bridges Show,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Batman,” when she portrayed the campy villain Lady Penelope Peasoup. “The Ref,” “While You Were Sleeping,” and “Superstar” were among her later motion pictures.