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Anne Bancroft

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Anne Bancroft in "The Graduate"

Template:Dablink Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931June 6, 2005) was an American actress, born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in The Bronx, New York.

Bancroft attended thee American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Actors Studio, and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women at UCLA.

After appearing in a number of live television dramas under the name "Anne Marno", she was told to change her surname for her film debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952. She was a contract player in the early days of her career just as the studio contract system was ending.

From July 1, 1953, to February 13, 1957, she was married to Martin May, but the marriage produced no children.

In 1958 she appeared opposite Henry Fonda in the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw, for which she won a Tony Award, and another in 1960 for The Miracle Worker. She took the latter role back to Hollywood, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962. Bancroft was one of a very few to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award.

Other major roles were in The Pumpkin Eater, 7 Women, and The Graduate, which may be her signature role as "Mrs. Robinson" opposite Dustin Hoffman. She sometimes said that her role in The Graduate overshadowed all of her other work.

In 1961 Bancroft met Mel Brooks in a rehearsal for the Perry Como variety show. Brooks bribed a studio employee to find out where she was having dinner so he could meet her again. They married on August 5, 1964 in New York City Hall and were together until her death. They had one son, Maximillian, in 1972. They were seen twice on the screen together: once dancing a tango in Brooks's 1976 Silent Movie, and again in Brooks's 1983 remake of To Be or Not to Be. Also, Brooks produced the 1980 film The Elephant Man, in which Bancroft acted. It is reported she was the one who encouraged Brooks to turn The Producers into a Broadway musical.

In 1980, she made her debut as a screenwriter and director in Fatso, in which she starred along with Dom DeLuise.

Bancroft died of uterine cancer aged 73 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

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Awards and other nominations

  • 1970 - Emmy - Won - Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (Outstanding Variety or Musical Program)
  • 1999 - Emmy - Won - Deep in My Heart (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie)
  • She won 2 Golden Globes.
  • She has received six Emmy nominations since 1992.

Filmography

TV work

Stage appearances

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