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Anne Bancroft Biography and Filmography
Anne Bancroft
Birthday: September 17, 1931
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA
Height: 5' 8"
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Anna Maria Italiano was born 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She made her cinema debut in 1952 in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). In the fifties she made a lot of movies as a supporting actress until she became a star with The Miracle Worker (1962), directed by Arthur Penn, for which she won an Academy Award. The sixties in general were her best years: The Pumpkin Eater (1964) directed by Jack Clayton, 7 Women (1966) directed by John Ford and The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols. In 1964 she married Mel Brooks. After the sixties she reduced her appearances in movies but still had some important roles like, for example, Garbo Talks (1984) directed by Sidney Lumet. She also began to make some TV films.
Delgo (2006)
[ Jennifer Love Hewitt ][ Kelly Ripa ][ Sally Kellerman ]
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
[ Helen Mirren ]
Heartbreakers (2001)
[ Jennifer Love Hewitt ][ Sigourney Weaver ][ Carrie Fisher ][ Sarah Silverman ][ Nora Dunn ]
Haven (2001)
[ Natasha Richardson ][ Brooke Nevin ]
Up at the Villa (2000)
[ Kristin Scott-Thomas ][ Linda Spurrier ]
Keeping the Faith (2000)
[ Jenna Elfman ][ Rena Sofer ][ Lisa Edelstein ][ Dagmara Dominczyk ][ Holland Taylor ]
Deep in My Heart (1999)
[ Alice Krige ][ Lynn Whitfield ][ Gloria Reuben ][ Cara Buono ]
Antz (1998)
[ Jennifer Lopez ][ Sharon Stone ][ Jane Curtin ]
Great Expectations (1998)
[ Gwyneth Paltrow ][ Kristanna Loken ][ Kim Dickens ][ Drena De Niro ][ Nell Campbell ]
Critical Care (1997)
[ Helen Mirren ][ Kyra Sedgwick ]
G.I. Jane (1997)
[ Demi Moore ][ Chrissy Hynde ]
The Sunchaser (1996)
[ Talisa Soto ][ Andrea Roth ][ Mary Jane Blige ][ Alexandra Tydings ]
Homecoming (1996)
[ Bonnie Bedelia ][ Roma Downey ][ Hanna R. Hall ]
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
[ Winona Ryder ][ Claire Danes ][ Ellen Burstyn ][ Kate Capshaw ][ Alicia Goranson ]
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
[ Lysette Anthony ][ Maude Winchester ][ Leslie Sachs ][ Amy Yasbeck ]
Home for the Holidays (1995)
[ Claire Danes ][ Holly Hunter ][ Geraldine Chaplin ][ Cynthia Stevenson ][ Janis Joplin ]
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
[ Diane Lane ][ Blythe Danner ][ Cicely Tyson ]
Mr. Jones (1993)
[ Lena Olin ][ Lauren Tom ][ Kelli Williams ][ Anna Maria Horsford ][ Annie McEnroe ]
Malice (1993)
[ Nicole Kidman ][ Gwyneth Paltrow ][ Bebe Neuwirth ][ Ann Cusack ][ Debrah Farentino ]
Point of No Return (1993)
[ Bridget Fonda ][ Olivia D'Abo ]
Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
[ Sandra Bullock ][ Jennifer Hale ][ Petra Verkaik ][ Aretha Franklin ][ Annie Lennox ]
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
[ Sarah Jessica Parker ]
Mrs. Cage (1992)
Broadway Bound (1992)
[ Michele Lee ]
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
[ Monique Noel ]
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
[ Karen Young ]
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
[ Judi Dench ][ Mercedes Ruehl ][ Connie Booth ]
'Night, Mother (1986)
[ Sissy Spacek ]
Agnes of God (1985)
[ Jane Fonda ][ Meg Tilly ]
Garbo Talks (1984)
[ Carrie Fisher ][ Mary McDonnell ][ Catherine Hicks ]
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
The Elephant Man (1980)
[ Patricia Hodge ]
Shogun (1980)
[ Yoko Shimada ]
Fatso (1980)
The Turning Point (1977)
[ Shirley McLaine ]
Lipstick (1976)
[ Mariel Hemingway ][ Margaux Hemingway ]
The Hindenburg (1975)
[ Katherine Helmond ]
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
[ Madeline Kahn ][ Sally Kirkland ]
Young Winston (1972)
[ Jane Seymour ]
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970)
The Graduate (1967)
[ Katherine Ross ]
7 Women (1966)
[ Sue Lyon ]
The Slender Thread (1965)
[ Gina Adamson ]
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
[ Maggie Smith ]
The Miracle Worker (1962)
[ Patty Duke ]
The Restless Breed (1957)
So Soon to Die (1957)
Nightfall (1957)
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)
[ Mamie Van-Doren ]
Key Largo (1956)
Fear Is the Hunter (1956)
The Corrigan Case (1956)
Hired Wife (1956)
Walk the Proud Land (1956)
Forever Female (1955)
The Last Frontier (1955)
The Naked Street (1955)
A Life in the Balance (1955)
New York Confidential (1955)
Gorilla at Large (1954)
A Medal for Benny (1954)
The Raid (1954)
[ Dolores Trull ]
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
[ Jean Simmons ][ Julie Newmar ][ Susan Ward ][ Debra Paget ]
The Kid from Left Field (1953)
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)
[ Fay Wray ]
Tonight We Sing (1953)
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
[ Marilyn Monroe ]
The Killer Scarf (1951)
  • Was a leading choice to play the mother in Terms of Endearment (1983).
  • Was offered the role of Chris MacNeil (the mother) in The Exorcist (1973), but had to turn it down because she was pregnant.
  • She and Mel Brooks met on the set of a TV talk show, and Mel later paid a woman who worked on the show to tell him which restaurant Anne was going to eat at that night so he could "accidentally" bump into her again and strike up a conversation.
  • Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.
  • She and Brooks married at New York City Hall, where a passer-by served as their witness.
  • Has two sisters.
  • Nieces: Julie and Teresa.
  • Said that director Arthur Penn had the greatest impact on her career.
  • She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in television. You can find the star at 6368 Hollywood Bld.
  • Parents: Michael and Mildred
  • Sisters: Joanne (older) and Phyllis (younger)
  • Son with Mel Brooks: Max Brooks, born 1972.
  • In 1999, she became the fifteenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Actress, The Miracle Worker (1962), Tonys: Best Supporting Actress-Play, 'Two for the Seesaw' (1958) & Best Actress-Play, 'The Miracle Worker' (1960), and Emmy: Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/Movie, Deep in My Heart (1999) (TV).
  • One of only eight actors to have won both a Tony and an Oscar for having portrayed the same roles on stage and screen. The others are Joel Grey (Cabaret (1972)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)) and Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)).
  • Has won two Tony Awards: in 1958, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Two For The Seesaw," and in 1960, as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Miracle Worker," a role she recreated in her Oscar-winning performance in the film version of the same name, The Miracle Worker (1962). She was also Tony nominated in 1978 as Best Actress (Play) for "Golda," in which she played the title character, Golda Meir.
  • In 1967, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" on behalf of Elizabeth Taylor, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony
  • In 1993, she (together with Dustin Hoffman) accepted the Oscar for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium" on behalf of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony
  • Grandson Henry Michael Brooks born April 2005.
  • In 1987, was booked to appear of the British chat show "Wogan" (1982). In the green room 5 minutes before airtime, host Terry Wogan informed her that the show was live. According to Wogan she turned a deathly shade of pale and said she never did live television. In order to calm her down, Wogan suggested that she count 1, 2, 3... before walking on. When she was called onto the set, she could quite noticeably be seen counting whilst walking to her seat. She remained very uncomfortable and all her answers were monosyllabic. Wogan still says she was his most difficult guest.
  • She was only 6 years older than Dustin Hoffman when she played his girlfriend's mother in The Graduate (1967).
  • Bancroft said that at the start of her career, 20th Century Fox thought that her real name was "too ethnic," and gave her several new options. She chose Bancroft because she thought it sounded dignified.
  • Shared a birthday with John Ritter, Roddy McDowall, and Cliff Montgomery.
  • After The Graduate (1967), many young men in the years that followed told her she was their first sexual fantasy.
  • Italian-American, she was raised Catholic by her parents but converted to Judaism after marrying Mel Brooks.
  • She, Mel Brooks and their son Max Brooks all are Emmy-winners.
  • Her performance as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967) is ranked #47 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • Was the original choice to play Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, she left the project once the screenplay was completed.
  • In 1963, she won her Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" against fellow contender Geraldine Page. In 1986, it was Page who won the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" beating out Bancroft, who was nominated for her performance in Agnes of God (1985).

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