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Anne Bancroft

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Anne Bancroft was an American actress associated with the method school of acting. Bancroft made her cinema debut in the 1952 film Don't Bother to Knock (1952). In the fifties she made a lot of movies as a supporting actress until her big break in The Miracle Worker (1962), directed by Arthur Penn, for which Bancroft won an Academy Award. Despite her powerful roles in the 1950s, her roles in the 1960s are what Bancroft is most remembered for. During the 1960s, her major film roles were in The Pumpkin Eater, 7 Women, and what is unquestionably Bancroft's best-known role as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate.

In addition to her well known film career, Bancroft was also a Broadway star. In 1958, Bancroft appeared opposite Henry Fonda in the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw, for which she won a Tony Award, and another in 1962 for the Broadway version of The Miracle Worker. Bancroft is one of the very distinct few to have won an Academy Award and Tony Award for the same role (Annie Sullivan in the Broadway version and film version of _The Miracle Worker__).

Fact file

  • Born: Anna Maria Louisa ItalianoSeptember 17, 1931The Bronx, New York, U.S.
  • Died: June 6, 2005 (aged 73)Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Other names: Ann(e) Marno
  • Occupation: Actress, director, screenwriter and singer
  • Years active: 1951–2005
  • Spouse(s): Martin May(m. 1953div. 1957)Mel Brooks(m. 1964)
  • Children: Max Brooks

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Mel Brooks on his HBO special, Anne Bancroft's films and the 'terrific' 'Jojo Rabbit'
USA Today TV, 2019-12-14 00:45:12
Filmmaker Mel Brooks talks about a new HBO special, a collection of films starring his wife, Anne Bancroft, and highlights of his legendary career.       

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The Anne Bancroft/Mel Brooks marriage was legendary. Fourteen years after her death, Brooks wants the world to remember what a great actress she was.

Mel Brooks on comedy and love
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Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz sits down with director and comedy writer Mel Brooks, now 93, who opens up about his politically-incorrect films like "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers," and whether they could be made today; and about his relationship with his soulmate, actress Anne Bancroft, with whom he ...

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