Happy 100th birthday: Hollywood legend Glynis Johns, who appeared in everything from “Mary Poppins” to “Cheers,” is celebrating this milestone

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Thursday, October 5, 2023, 2:39 a.m

Actress Glynis Johns turns 100 and looks back on a remarkable career

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — Actress Glynis Johns is celebrating a milestone birthday – her 100th!

Johns is known for playing the energetic Mrs. Banks in Disney’s 1964 classic “Mary Poppins.”

Her memorable career goes back decades. As a teenager, she appeared in the 1938 film South Riding. Ten years later she played the title role in “Miranda.” In the 1950s she starred in Mad About Men.

Johns received an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1960’s The Sundowners. She also won a Tony Award for her work in “A Little Night Music.”

“I got applause for that. I loved it. I felt it,” Johns said.

On television, Johns played a villain in “Batman” and Shelley Long’s mother in “Cheers.”

Her last films were made in the 1990s. In 1995 there was “While You Were Sleeping” with Sandra Bullock. In 1999, she was Molly Shannon’s grandmother in Superstar.

We asked: What does 100 feel like?

“It makes no difference to me,” Johns said.

We wish a happy 100th birthday to someone whose work will always be with us.

“What a lovely thought,” she said. “That’s what I hoped.”

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