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Mary Poppins star Glynis Johns dies, aged 100

Mary Poppins star Glynis Johns dies, aged 100
Glynis Johns, known for her role as Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins, dies at the age of 100.

Glynis Johns, best known for playing Mrs. Banks in the film classic Mary Poppins, has died at the age of 100.

At the time of her death, Johns held the distinction of being the oldest living Oscar nominee and was one of the last surviving stars from the 'Golden Age' of Hollywood.

During her career, she appeared in over 60 films and 30 plays and was also the original singer of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In the Clowns'.

The news of her death was announced by her agent Mitch Clem, who revealed that she died of natural causes at a nursing home in Los Angeles.

"Glynis powered her way through life with intelligence, wit, and a love for performance, affecting millions of lives," he said in a statement.

"She entered my life early in my career and set a very high bar on how to navigate this industry with grace, class, and truth. Your own truth. Her light shined very brightly for 100 years.

"She had a wit that could stop you in your tracks powered by a heart that loved deeply and purely.

"Today is a somber day for Hollywood. Not only do we mourn the passing of our dear Glynis, but we mourn the end of the golden age of Hollywood."

Johns is survived by her grandson Thomas and three great-grandchildren.

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