Glynis Johns, best known for starring as Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins, has died

Glynis Johns, the actress who played Mrs Banks in 1964 film Mary Poppins, has died.

The British actress, born in South Africa, was 100 years old.

She played Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, for which she won a Tony in 1973 for Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns”.

Her manager said she died on Thursday at an assisted living home in Los Angeles of natural causes.

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