According to "The Great Movie Star Vol.2 The International Years", "Glynis Johns was one of
the more entrancing heroines of the 40s, one of the very few in British films who knew how to play comedy."
Although I've never seen her eariler pictures, this remark is quite convincingly proven also in her movies made
after 1960s. I guess you can easily remember her playing quite a jubilant mother of those children whom Julie Andrews
takes care of in the movie "Mary Poppins"(1964). Also her husky but rather child-like voice is great.
We can still see her in recent movies, and was quite wonderful in the movie "The Ref"(1994) playing an
extremely nasty mother of Kevin Spacey and proved once again she was a very capable comedy actress. By the way,
in front of her in the picture of "Mary Poppins" shown above is Elsa Lanchester. Although she is far
older than Johns, I think her character traits quite resemble the ones of Johns'.