‘Mary Poppins’ Actress Glynis Johns Dead At 100

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English actress Glynis Johns, known for her role as Winifred Banks in the 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” died Thursday at the age of 100.

In a career that stretched across eight decades, she appeared in over 60 films as well as dozens of stage plays, according to ABC News.

The actress died of natural causes, her publicist stated, according to the outlet.

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins,” which won five Academy Awards and was nominated for Best Picture, Johns’ Edwardian feminist character performs the film’s opening number, “Sister Suffragette.” (RELATED: Pixar Film Voice Actress Dead At 90)

Other prominent screen credits include “While You Were Sleeping” (1995), “The Chapman Report” (1962), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and “The Sundowners” (1960), for which Johns was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her first screen credit — before which she had been active as a stage actress — came at the age of 15 in the 1938 British drama “South Riding,” and her last at 76 in the 1999 comedy “Superstar.” (RELATED: ‘Sopranos’ Star Dead At 80)

Johns won a both Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her stage acting and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award.

She also appeared on numerous TV shows and can be spotted on episodes of “Cheers,” “Murder She Wrote” and “The Love Boat.”