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Husky voiced Glynis is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns. Best known for her light comedy roles and often playful flirtation, Glynis was born in South Africa while her parents were on tour there (her mother was a concert pianist) but was always proud of her Welsh roots and took delight in playing the female lead (opposite Richard Burton) in the ... See full bio »

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 1999 Superstar
 1994 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short)
- The Secret Garden (1994) ... Darjeeling (voice)
 1994 The Ref
 1988-1989 Coming of Age (TV Series)
Trudie Pepper
- Fever (1989) ... Trudie Pepper
- Dick's Back (1989) ... Trudie Pepper
- Daddy's Girl (1989) ... Trudie Pepper
- Christmas at the Dunes (1989) ... Trudie Pepper
- Boy Meets Girl (1989) ... Trudie Pepper
 1988 Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (TV Movie)
Ms. Grimwood (voice)
 1988 Zelly and Me
 1987 Nukie
Sister Anne
 1987 The Cavanaughs (TV Series)
- The Eyes Have Had It (1987) ... Maureen
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Bridget O'Hara
- Sing a Song of Murder (1985) ... Bridget O'Hara
 1984 Le crime d'Ovide Plouffe (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
- Episode #1.5 (1984)
- Episode #1.4 (1984)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
 1984 Spraggue (TV Movie)
Aunt Mary
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Edna Miles
 1983 Cheers (TV Series)
Mrs. Helen Chambers
- Someone Single, Someone Blue (1983) ... Mrs. Helen Chambers
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Mini-Series)
Laura Fitzpatrick Morgan
- Part II (1982) ... Laura Fitzpatrick Morgan
- Part I (1982) ... Laura Fitzpatrick Morgan
 1978 Mrs. Amworth (Short)
Mrs. Amworth
 1977 Three Dangerous Ladies
Mrs. Amworth (segment "Mrs. Amworth")
 1974 The Happy Prince (Short)
Swallow (voice)
 1973 The Vault of Horror
Eleanor (segment "The Neat Job")
 1971 Under Milk Wood
Myfanwy Price
 1969 Lock Up Your Daughters!
Mrs. Squeezum
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Lorraine Barrie
- Star Quality (1968) ... Lorraine Barrie
 1968 Don't Just Stand There
Sabine Manning
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Lady Penelope Peasoup
- The Bloody Tower (1967) ... Lady Penelope Peasoup
- The Foggiest Notion (1967) ... Lady Penelope Peasoup
- The Londinium Larcenies (1967) ... Lady Penelope Peasoup
- Surf's Up! Joker's Under! (1967) ... Lady Penelope Peasoup (uncredited)
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Vina Leaf
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Jennifer Heath
- The Hours Before Dawn (1964) ... Jennifer Heath
 1964 Mary Poppins
Mrs. Winnifred Banks
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Catherine Collins
- The Thief (1964) ... Catherine Collins
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Steffi Bernard
- Who Killed Marty Kelso? (1964) ... Steffi Bernard
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Glynis Granville
- Crime After a Fashion (1963) ... Glynis Granville
- This One Will Kill You (1963) ... Glynis Granville
- Catsa Nostra (1963) ... Glynis Granville
- The Body Guards (1963) ... Glynis Granville
- Two Way Stretch (1963) ... Glynis Granville
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Glynis Granville
- Hide and Seek (1963) ... Glynis Granville
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Amberlyn Griffith
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Leah Marquand
- A Game for Alternate Mondays (1963) ... Leah Marquand
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Emily Foster
- Windfall (1963) ... Emily Foster
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Lois Hawley
- Luscious Lois (1962) ... Lois Hawley (as Glynnis Johns)
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Rosalind Metcalf
- The Search for Robert Herrick (1962) ... Rosalind Metcalf
 1962 The Chapman Report
Teresa Harnish
 1962 The Cabinet of Caligari
Jane Lindstrom (as Miss Glynis Johns)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Sister Brigid Marie
- A Very Present Help (1962) ... Sister Brigid Marie
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Rosie Sayer
- Safari (1962) ... Rosie Sayer
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Miss Arlington
- The Hot Minerva (1961) ... Miss Arlington
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The $200 Parlay (1961) ... Alma
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Kitty O'Moyne
- Kitty Goes West (1961) ... Kitty O'Moyne
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Esther Holmes
- Beachhead (1961) ... Esther Holmes
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
- The Spider's Web (1961) ... Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
 1960 The Sundowners
Mrs. Firth
 1960 The Spider's Web
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Kitty Brady
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Christine Nolan
- Face of Fear (1958) ... Christine Nolan
 1958 Another Time, Another Place
Kay Trevor
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 All Mine to Give
Jo Eunson
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
Lou McNamara / Susan Tracey
- The Sealed Room (1956) ... Lou McNamara
- The Girl in Blue Jeans (1956) ... Susan Tracey
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Sporting Lady's Companion
 1956 Loser Takes All
 1955 The Court Jester
Maid Jean
 1955 Josephine and Men
Josephine Luton
 1954 Mad About Men
Caroline Trewella / Miranda Trewella
 1954 The Beachcomber
Martha Jones
 1954 Land of Fury
Marion Southey
 1954 Young and Willing
Jean Raymond
 1953 Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
Helen Mary MacPherson MacGregor
 1953 Personal Affair
Barbara Vining
 1953 The Sword and the Rose
Princess Mary Tudor
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Lily Snape
- Lilly, the Queen of the Movies (1952) ... Lily Snape
 1952 The Promoter
Ruth Earp
 1951 Encore
Stella Cotman (segment "Gigolo and Gigolette")
 1951 Island Rescue
Nicola Fallaize
 1951 The Magic Box
May Jones
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Marjorie Corder
 1951 Flesh and Blood
 1950 The Great Manhunt
Lisa Robinson
 1949 Dear Mr. Prohack
Mimi Warburton
 1949 Helter Skelter
Miranda Trewella (uncredited)
 1949 Third Time Lucky
Joan Burns
 1948 Miranda
Miranda Trewella
 1947 An Ideal Husband
Miss Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert's sister
 1947 Frieda
 1946 This Man Is Mine
 1945 Vacation from Marriage
Dizzy Clayton
 1944 The Halfway House
Gwyneth, his daughter
 1943 The Adventures of Tartu
Paula Palacek
 1941 49th Parallel
 1941 The Prime Minister
Miss Sheridan (uncredited)
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
Princess' Maid (uncredited)
 1940 The Briggs Family
Sheila Briggs
 1940 Under Your Hat
 1939 The Fugitive
Mary Carr
 1938 Prison Without Bars
 1938 Murder in the Family
Marjorie Osborne
 1938 South Riding
Midge Carne
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(April 1 to May 10, 1975) She acted in Christopher Fry's adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play, "Ring Round the Moon," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Michael York in the cast. Joseph Hardy was director. Anthony Powell was set and costume designer. See more »

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1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Glynnis Johns | Miss Glynis Johns


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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[on playing a mermaid in Miranda (1948)] I was quite an athlete, my muscles were strong from dancing, so the tail was just fine. I swam like a porpoise. See more »


Married and divorced four times, her first husband Anthony Forwood is the father of her only child, Gareth Forwood; her second husband, David Ramsey Foster, was a World War II hero who became the chairman of Colgate Palmolive International; marriage to third husband, Cecil Peter L. Henderson, ended after a year; and fourth husband Elliot Arnold, a writer and essayist, penned "A Night of Watching"... See more »


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