Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
Real Name/Full Name Glynis Johns
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Glynis Johns
Birth Place: Pretoria, South Africa
Date Of Birth/Birthday: October 5, 1923
Age/How Old: 100 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 51 Kg
In Pounds – 112 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Mervyn Johns
Mother – Alice Maude Steele
Siblings: N/A
School: London Ballet School, Sadler’s Wells Ballet, Clifton High School, Cone School of Dancing
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: British, South African
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Cecil Henderson (m. 1960–1962), David Foster (m. 1952–1956), Anthony Forwood (m. 1942–1948)
Kids/Children Name: Gareth Forwood
Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Glynis Johns is a very famous actor, dancer, musician, and singer from Britain. She was extensively recognized after she made an appearance in the musical industry and made a lot of fame. She sang songs like ‘Send in the Clowns’, which was Stephen Sondheim’s composition, and also a ‘Sherman Brothers’ written ‘Sister Suffragette.’ Her role in ‘A Little Night Music’ as Desiree Armfeldt also was prevalent.

Well, how well do you know about Glynis Johns? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Glynis Johns’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Glynis Johns to date.

Biography and Early Life

Glynis Johns took birth on the 5th of October in the year 1923 in Pretoria of South Africa. She was born to Alice Maude Steele, her mother, and Mervyn Johns, her father. Her mother was a pianist from Australia, and her father is a movie actor and also performs in theatre.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Glynis Johns in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Glynis Johns’s age is 100 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 5 October 1923. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 163 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 112 lbs in Pound and 51 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Blonde.


Glynis Johns was five years old when she went to ‘London Ballet School.’ She became really popular and was great at that dance. When she was 12 years of age, she got admission to ‘Sadler’s Wells Ballet.’ And she learned ballet for 11 years and more and got herself the degree to even teach.

She also went to ‘Clifton High School.’ She also took admission to ‘Cone School of Dancing’ and later in all these years; she has received 20 medals and six certificates.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Glynis Johns has been married to Captain Anthony Forwood from 1941 to 1948. They together had a son, Gareth Forwood, and he was also an actor later. She has also been married three times after that. He was married to David Foster, who was a Navy officer and eventually became Colgate-Palmolive’s President. After that, she married Cecil Henderson from 1960 to 1962. Lastly, she got married to writer Elliot Arnold in 1964.

Is Glynis Johns Lesbian?

Glynis Johns has been married four times. She even has a child called Gareth Forwood with her first husband. Thus, we can conclude that she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

Glynis Johns first made a stage performance in the year 1935 for ‘Buckie’s Bears.’ She did ballet there at the Garrick Theatre. Leo Get, an actor, had asked her to perform in ‘St. Helena’, a production of ‘Old Vic.’ She was given the role of Napoleon’s daughter that in the year 1936.

Another actor Ursula Jeans also asked her to perform in ‘The Children’s Hour,’ where she was a schoolgirl in the year 1936, and it took place in the ‘Gate Theatre.’

In 1938, when she was 13, she appeared in a film that adapted Winifred Holby’s novel ‘South Riding.’ She also made her debut in many other films like ‘Prison Without Bears,’ ‘Murder in the Family,’ ‘On the Night of the Fire,’ ‘Under the Hat’ and many others.

In the mid-1940s, she made some remarkable appearances as ‘Miranda’ in Quiet Wedding and got the title role in ‘Peter Pan.’

She also played in many films like ‘49th Parallel’, a British movie, ‘The Halfway House,’ ‘MGM’s Adventure of Tartu.’ Her collaboration with Alexander Korda in 1945 for ‘Perfect Strangers’ made her career rise, and so her fame. In the year 1947, she again worked in ‘An Ideal Husband.’

One of her leading roles was in Ken Annakin’s film called ‘Miranda’ in the year 1948. She has been in many leading roles in many other movies in the upcoming years. She was also in Danny Kaye’s film and also worked in a New York theatre.

Her role in ‘A Little Night Music’ as Desiree Armfeldt was significant growth in her career. She has given really great performances in all these years.


  • In the year 1973, she got the Tony Award for her performance in a leading musical role.
  • In the year 1973, she also got Drama Desk Award for her Outstanding Performance.
  • She was also nominated for the Academy Awards for her work in the film named The Sundowners.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Glynis Johns in 2024

Glynis Johns Net Worth
Glynis Johns Net Worth

Glynis Johns’ professional career as an actor, dancer, and singer made her net worth approximately is $5 million as of 2024. Her career took a rise after her work with many directors, and she even sang and acted in many theatre and unique films.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Glynis Johns gave the voice of ‘Grimwood’ in a 1988 TV movie ‘Scooby-Doo.’
  • She was also the voice in ‘The Happy Prince’ film and was ‘Swallow’ in the year 1974.

Glynis Johns, the Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner, as an actress and theatre performer had a successful career. She was also a singer and dancer and was really good at both. Her career in the singing field also reached heights. She is an inspiration for everyone to strive more towards their goal.


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