Glynis Johns, one of the world’s oldest actors and a Hollywood legend from the Golden Age, is celebrating her 100th birthday on October 5th. With a remarkable career that spans 30 plays, 60 films, and numerous awards, she believes she has been underappreciated and hopes to receive a prestigious British title.

Despite her significant contributions to the entertainment industry, Glynis has never been honored with Damehood, a title equal to Knight, unlike many other British actresses of her generation. Now, as she reaches this incredible milestone, her family is urging the government to grant her the recognition she deserves.

Born on October 5, 1923, Glynis Johns started her career as an actor and ballerina, captivating audiences on theater stages in London during the 1930s. She made her big screen debut in the 1938 film “South Riding” and went on to appear in countless films, including notable performances in “Miranda” (1948), “The Sundowners” (1960), and “The Chapman Report” (1962).

Throughout her illustrious career, Glynis transformed from a child star to a glamorous leading lady, starring alongside legendary actors such as Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Deborah Kerr, Richard Attenborough, Jane Fonda, and Christopher Plummer. She also graced several TV series, including her own show “Glynis” in 1963, where she played a villain on “Batman,” portrayed Diane’s mother on “Cheers,” and made appearances on “The Love Boat” and “Murder She Wrote.”

While she has been a staple star in theater, film, and TV for decades, Glynis has never been officially recognized with Damehood. Her family, along with British Labour MP Chris Bryant, who champions her cause, are calling for her rightful recognition. They believe she deserves to join the honorific order of Dames, which includes actors like Joan Collins, Penelope Keth, Maureen Lipman, and the late Olivia de Haviland.

As Glynis enters her 100th year, her grandson, Thomas Forwood, expresses his joy at her upcoming milestone and argues for her immediate recognition as a Dame. He highlights her immense talent and versatility, noting that almost everyone has seen her work and is familiar with her face and voice.

Glynis has been enjoying her retirement in a care home in Beverly Hills but still retains a devoted fan following around the world. Online users are voicing their support for her recognition, with one fan calling her a living legend and another expressing shock that she has not yet been awarded the title of Dame.

On her 100th birthday, we send our warmest wishes to Glynis Johns. We hope that she receives the honor she deserves and joins the Order of Dames. It would be the perfect gift to celebrate this incredible actress. Share this story and let us know your thoughts on Glynis and her remarkable career. Let’s rally together to see her add the title of Dame to her name!