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Encyclopedia > Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft with Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate
Birth name Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
Born September 17, 1931
The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died June 6, 2005, age 73
New York City, New York
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Spouse(s) Mel Brooks (1964-Present to Death)
Martin May (1953-1957)
Academy Awards
Best Actress
1962 The Miracle Worker
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
1999 Deep in My Heart
Tony Awards
Best Actress in a Play
1960 The Miracle Worker
Best Featured Actress in a Play
1958 Two for the Seesaw

Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning American actress. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Graduate is a 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Bronx is New York Citys northernmost borough. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies or, as he says, spoofs. // Born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York to Russian-Jewish parents Maximillian Kaminsky... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses, or female actors, working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winners: 1979: Esther Rolle - Summer of My German Soldier 1980: Mare Winningham - Amber Waves 1981: Jane Alexander - Playing for Time 1982: Penny Fuller - The Elephant Man 1983: Jean Simmons - The Thorn Birds... Deep in My Heart (1954) is an MGM biographical musical about the life of composer Sigmund Romberg. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a play, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... A Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actress has been awarded since 1947. ... Two for the seesaw is a 1960s romatic drama about the ups and downs of love, between a lonely early middle aged nebraskan lawyer transplanted to New York after his break up with his college sweet heart, who he still loves, and a flighty needy (though she doesnt... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... An Emmy Award. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Early life

Bancroft was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in the Bronx, New York to Michael and Mildred Italiano, both children of Italian immigrants. The Bronx is New York Citys northernmost borough. ... NY redirects here. ...


Bancroft graduated Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx in 1949, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Actors Studio, and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women at UCLA. Christopher Columbus High School is a public secondary school located in the Pelham Parkway, northeast section of the Bronx, New York. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a fully accredited two-year conservatory with campuses located at 120 Madison Avenue in New York City (in a landmark building designed by famed architect Stanford White as the original Colony Club) and 1336 North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood (in a... The Actors Studio is a theatrical school and workshop located in the Old Labor Stage on 44th Street in New York City. ... The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


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, and she chose the surname "Bancroft" because she felt it was "elegant". Headline text Dont Bother To KnockGenre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller (more) Tagline: You never met her type before. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Career

Bancroft was a contract player in the early days of her career just as the studio contract system was ending. She left Hollywood and returned to New York due to the quality of roles she was being offered.


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. Henry Fonda in the classic 1957 film 12 Angry Men. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Two for the seesaw is a 1960s romatic drama about the ups and downs of love, between a lonely early middle aged nebraskan lawyer transplanted to New York after his break up with his college sweet heart, who he still loves, and a flighty needy (though she doesnt... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses, or female actors, working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


A highly acclaimed television special, "Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man" won her an Emmy award for her clowning, singing and acting. Bancroft is one of a very select few entertainers to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award. An Emmy Award. ...


Other major film roles were in The Pumpkin Eater, 7 Women, and, in what may be her most well-known role, as Mrs. Robinson opposite Dustin Hoffman in the film The Graduate. Although Bancroft is now iconically identified as Mrs. Robinson, she was not the first choice for the role; Patricia Neal (who had concerns owing to her then recent stroke), Doris Day and Jeanne Moreau turned it down. Bancroft was ambivalent about her appearance in The Graduate; she stated in several interviews that the role overshadowed all of her other work. The May-December screen romance between Hoffman and Bancroft depicted the believability of both actors, as the age difference between them was a mere six years. The Pumpkin Eater is a 1964 film which tells the story of a multiply-married woman, with many children, who finds herself with husband number three and pregnant with child number seven, unsure of where her life is taking her. ... 7 Women is a 1966 film starring Anne Bancroft. ... Mrs. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Graduate is a 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1954 Patricia Neal (born January 20, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff, known as Doris Day (born April 3, 1924), is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate. ... Jeanne Moreau (born 23 January 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ...


In 1980, she made her debut as a screenwriter and director in Fatso, in which she starred along with Dom DeLuise. Bancroft was also the original choice to play Joan Crawford in the 1981 movie Mommie Dearest, but backed out at the 11th hour, and was replaced by Faye Dunaway. She was also a front-runner for the role of Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment, but declined in order to partake in the remake of To Be or Not to Be (1983). Fatso is a 1980 comedy film starring Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft and Ron Carey. ... Dom DeLuise as Urgo in an episode of Stargate: SG-1. ... Mommie Dearest Mommie Dearest is a 1981 Paramount drama motion picture starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford and Diana Scarwid as Christina Crawford, with Mara Hobel playing Christina as a child, Xander Berkeley playing Christopher Crawford as an adult, and Jeremy Scott Reinbolt playing Christopher as a child. ... Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Terms of Endearment is a 1983 American drama film and romantic comedy. ... To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 comedy film directed by Alan Johnson, written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, and starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. ...


Marriage and family

From July 1, 1953 to February 13, 1957 she was married to Martin May, but the marriage produced no children. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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. Once Bancroft met Brooks, she went to her therapist she was seeing and told him they had to conclude the therapy as fast as possible because she had met the man she was going to marry. Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies or, as he says, spoofs. // Born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York to Russian-Jewish parents Maximillian Kaminsky... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ...


They married on August 5, 1964 in New York City Hall and remained married until her death. They had one son, Maximillian, in 1972. They were seen three times on the screen together: once dancing a tango in Brooks's 1976 Silent Movie, in Brooks's 1983 remake of To Be or Not to Be., and in the episode entitled "Opening Night" of the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... ... Max Brooks is the son of filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. ... This article is about the comedy film. ... To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 comedy film directed by Alan Johnson, written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, and starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. ... Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American sitcom starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David. ...


Brooks also produced the 1980 film The Elephant Man, in which Bancroft acted. It has been reported she was the one who encouraged Brooks to turn The Producers into a Broadway musical. She also had a cameo playing herself along with Mel Brooks on an episode of Larry David's HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm where the couple celebrated the (presumed) demise of The Producers so that they could leave it behind them. The Elephant Man is a 1980 semi-biographical film that tells the story of the 19th century British deformed celebrity, Joseph Merrick. ... The Producers is a 1968 feature-length comedy film set in New York City, in which two con men (Bialystock and Bloom) attempt to cheat theatre angels (investors) out of their investment money. ... Larry David (born July 2, 1947) is an Emmy-winning American actor, writer, comedian, producer and film director born and raised in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, New York. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American sitcom starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David. ...


Death

Anne Bancroft's unmarked grave in Kensico Cemetery
Anne Bancroft's unmarked grave in Kensico Cemetery

Bancroft died on June 6, 2005 of uterine cancer aged 73 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her death came as a surprise to even some of Bancroft's friends; she was intensely private and had not released details of her illness. Image File history File linksMetadata 1_Anne_Bancroft_800. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 1_Anne_Bancroft_800. ... Kensico Cemetery, located in Valhalla, Westchester Co. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Endometrial cancer. ... Mount Sinai Hospital (zip code 10029) is a hospital in New York City, New York, serving Manhattans Upper East Side and Harlem. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Mel Brooks held a memorial service for her some weeks later and advised the guests that if anyone felt like grieving, to "keep it to yourself". Among the attendees was Bancroft's costar in The Miracle Worker, actress Patty Duke. When a reporter asked Duke's opinion of Bancroft, Duke replied that she could not think of enough superlatives. Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies or, as he says, spoofs. // Born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York to Russian-Jewish parents Maximillian Kaminsky... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... Patty Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning actress of the stage and screen. ...


Bancroft was survived by Brooks, their son, her mother and two sisters. She is interred at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York, near her father, Michael Italiano. Kensico Cemetery, located in Valhalla, Westchester Co. ... Valhalla is an unincorporated hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York. ...


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)
  • 1989 - Razzie - Nominated - Bert Rigby, You're A Fool (Worst Supporting Actress)
  • She won 2 Golden Globes.
  • She has received six Emmy nominations since 1992.
  • She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6368 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Theater roles

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Filmography

Delgo (2005) is an upcoming animated feature film by an Atlantas Fathom Studios, in independent house. ... Heartbreakers (2001)A romantic comedy film, directed by David Mirkin. ... Up at the Villa is a 1941 novella by William Somerset Maugham about a young widow caught between three men: her suitor, her one-night stand, and her confidant. ... Keeping the Faith is a 2000 comedy film, written by Stuart Blumberg and directed by Edward Norton. ... The head of Barbatus Z after the battle Princess Bala Colonel Cutter Chip Antz is a computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks, released in 1998. ... Great Expectations is a Bildungsroman (a novel tracing the life of the protagonist) by Charles Dickens and first serialized in All the Year Round from December 1860 to August 1861. ... G.I. Jane is an 1997 action movie that tells the story of the first woman to undergo S.E.R.E. training. ... The Sunchaser is 1996 film starring Woody Harrelson and Jon Seda. ... Dracula: Dead and Loving It is a 1995 movie directed by Mel Brooks. ... Home for the Holidays is a 1995 film directed by Jodie Foster. ... How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder. ... Mr. ... Malice. ... For other meanings of point of no return, see Point of no return (disambiguation). ... Love Potion No. ... Honeymoon in Vegas was a 1992 comedic movie which was directed by Andrew Bergman. ... Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein, running in New York City from June 10, 1982, to May 19, 1985 at the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th Street). ... 84, Charing Cross Road is the title of a book by Helene Hanff, published in 1970 about the long correspondence (1949-1969) between Hanff, a resident of New York City, and Frank Doel of the Marks & Co. ... night, Mother is a 1986 drama film written by playwright Marsha Norman and is based on her Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. ... Agnes of God is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth, insisting that the dead child was the result of a virgin birth. ... Garbo Talks is a 1984 film directed by Sidney Lumet. ... To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 comedy film directed by Alan Johnson, written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, and starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. ... The Elephant Man is a 1980 semi-biographical film that tells the story of the 19th century British deformed celebrity, Joseph Merrick. ... Fatso is a 1980 comedy film starring Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft and Ron Carey. ... The Turning Point (1977) was written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. ... This article is about the comedy film. ... Lipstick is a movie from 1976 starring Margaux Hemingway and Mariel Hemingway. ... The Hindenburg (1975) is a movie based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. ... The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American comedic (somewhat of a black comedy) play that ran on Broadway from November 1971 until September 1973. ... Alex Karras as Mongo in Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles is a Warner Bros. ... Young Winston is a 1972 film based on the early years of future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. ... The Graduate is a 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... 7 Women is a 1966 film starring Anne Bancroft. ... The Pumpkin Eater is a 1964 film which tells the story of a multiply-married woman, with many children, who finds herself with husband number three and pregnant with child number seven, unsure of where her life is taking her. ... The Miracle Worker is a play by William Gibson based upon Helen Kellers autobiography, The Story of My Life. ... Nightfall is a 1957 black-and-white film directed by Jacques Tourneur. ... The Last Frontier, American sitcom from 1996. ... New York Confidential was a 1959 syndicated television drama series. ... Demetrius and the Gladiators was a 1954 drama film that was a sequel to The Robe. ... Gorilla at Large is a 1954 horror mystery B-movie made in 3-D. The film stars Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Charlotte Austin, and Raymond Burr. ... Headline text Dont Bother To KnockGenre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller (more) Tagline: You never met her type before. ...

Television roles

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Awards
Preceded by
Sophia Loren
for Two Women
Academy Award for Best Actress
1962
for The Miracle Worker
Succeeded by
Patricia Neal
for Hud
Preceded by
Mare Winningham
for George Wallace
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Miniseries or a Movie
1999
for Deep in My Heart
Succeeded by
Vanessa Redgrave
for If These Walls Could Talk 2
Persondata
NAME Bancroft, Anne
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Italiano, Anna Maria Louisa
SHORT DESCRIPTION American actress
DATE OF BIRTH 17 September 1931
PLACE OF BIRTH Bronx, New York City, USA
DATE OF DEATH 6 June 2005
PLACE OF DEATH New York City, USA

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Anne Bancroft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (991 words)
Bancroft was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in The Bronx, New York to Michael and Mildred Italiano, both children of Italian immigrants.
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, and she chose the surname "Bancroft" because she felt it was "elegant".
Bancroft was a contract player in the early days of her career just as the studio contract system was ending.
Anne Bancroft, at 73; from stage to television to screen, a spirited force - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Celebrity ... (1062 words)
Anne Bancroft, the fiery, funny, larger-than-life actress who turned the role of a bored adulteress into a household name, died of cancer yesterday at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York at the age of 73.
Bancroft took in life, a full-bodied delight that extended to her performances and to life with Brooks.
Bancroft also was influential in getting her husband to sit down and write that musical version of his 1968 film ''The Producers" he'd been talking about.
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