Glynis Johns, one of the world’s oldest actors and a true legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood, is about to celebrate her 100th birthday on October 5th.
With a career that spans 30 plays, 60 films, and multiple awards, she has made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. However, despite her remarkable talent and accomplishments, she feels that she has been underappreciated throughout her career.
A Request for Recognition
As Glynis Johns approaches her 100th birthday, her family is urging the British government to grant her a prestigious title that has been given to other entertainers.
Despite her outstanding performances on stage and screen, she has never been honored with a Damehood, a title equal to Knight. Her family believes that this recognition is long overdue and want the government to acknowledge her immense cultural contribution.
A Remarkable Career
Born on October 5, 1923, Glynis Johns began her acting career in the 1930s, captivating audiences on theatre stages across London.
She made her big-screen debut in 1938, starring in the film “South Riding.” Since then, she has appeared in numerous films, including “Miranda” (1948), “The Sundowners” (1960), and “The Chapman Report” (1962). Her versatility as an actress is evident in her ability to effortlessly transition between genres, working alongside legendary actors such as Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Deborah Kerr, Richard Attenborough, Jane Fonda, and Christopher Plummer.
In addition to her film career, Glynis Johns has also made memorable appearances in various TV series, including her own show “Glynis” in 1963, the iconic “Batman,” “Cheers,” “The Love Boat,” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Throughout her decades-long career, she has showcased her talent and left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.
A Beloved Talent and Living Legend
Despite not receiving the official recognition she deserves, Glynis Johns’ work has been appreciated and loved by audiences worldwide. Her grandson, Thomas Forwood, expressed his delight that his grandmother is about to reach this milestone birthday and commended her immense talent and versatility.
He believes that nearly everyone has seen her work and is familiar with her face and voice, as she has appeared in numerous beloved pieces of cinema and television.
Thomas Forwood, along with British Labour MP Chris Bryant, is advocating for Glynis Johns to be granted the title of Dame. Chris Bryant acknowledges Glynis’ unparalleled career and compares her to other esteemed actors like Angela Lansbury, Judi Dench, Joan Collins, and Maggie Smith. He believes that Glynis Johns is a true ambassador for the creative arts and deserves to be officially recognized for her contributions.
Currently residing in a care home in Beverly Hills, Glynis Johns remains cherished by her fans from across the world.
Though she has not been in the public eye since her nineties, she continues to receive support and admiration online. Fans express their love and admiration for her, stating that she is a living legend and a treasure.
The Time for Recognition is Now
As Glynis Johns enters her 100th year, her grandson, Thomas Forwood, passionately argues that she deserves to be inducted into the honorific Order of Dames alongside other notable actors.
He believes that Glynis has been overlooked for far too long and that it would be fitting for the government to fast-track her much-deserved Damehood. He expresses confidence that this decision would be popular and well-received by the public.
On her 100th birthday, let us celebrate the remarkable life and career of Glynis Johns. We extend our warmest wishes to her and hope that she receives the best gift imaginable – the recognition she truly deserves.
Join us in supporting Glynis and advocating for the addition of the title Dame to her name. Share her story and let the world know what you think about this incredible actor. Together, let’s rally for Glynis Johns and ensure that her contribution to the entertainment industry is acknowledged and celebrated!