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Anne Bancroft

Knowledge Identifier: +Anne_Bancroft


Anne Bancroft

American actress associated with the method acting school, which she had studied under Lee Strasberg add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1931.

Countries: United States (60%), (15%), United Kingdom (7%)

Main connections: Mel Brooks, Patty Duke, Helen Keller

Linked to: University of California, Los Angeles, Actors Studio, Associated Press, American Broadcasting Company




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Anne Bancroft was born in 1931 add something


Bancroft graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx in 1948, and attended HB Studio, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Actors Studio, and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women at the University of California, Los Angeles add something


She made her film debut in "Don't Bother to Knock" and, following a string of supporting film roles during the 1950s, won an Academy award for Best Actress for her performance in "The Miracle Worker" , receiving subsequent nominations for her roles in "The Pumpkin Eater" , "The Graduate" , "The Turning Point" , and "Agnes of God" add something


Bancroft was married to Martin May from July 1, 1953, to February 13, 1957 add something


In 1958, Bancroft made her Broadway debut as lovelorn, Bronx-accented Gittel Mosca opposite Henry Fonda in William Gibson's two-character play "Two for the Seesaw", directed by Arthur Penn add something


Helen Keller - He adapted it for a Broadway production in 1959 and an Oscar-winning feature film in 1962, starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke


Torin Thatcher - In 1959, he portrayed Captain Keller in the *award-winning play "The Miracle Worker" with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke


She subsequently won the Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 1960, again with playwright Gibson and director Penn, when she played Annie Sullivan, the sight-impaired, heroically indefatigable Irish girl who teaches the child Helen Keller to communicate in "The Miracle Worker" add something


In 1961, Bancroft met Mel Brooks at a rehearsal for the Perry Como variety show add something


Suzanne Pleshette - In February 1961, she succeeded Anne Bancroft as Anne Sullivan Macy opposite 14-year-old Patty Duke's Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker"


She took the latter role to Hollywood, and won the Academy award for Best Actress, with Patty Duke repeating her own success as Helen alongside Bancroft in the 1962 film version of the play add something


Anne Sullivan Macy - Both Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke won Academy *awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for their roles as Sullivan and Keller in the 1962 film version


Anne Sullivan Macy - Both the Broadway play and 1962 film featured Anne Bancroft in the Sullivan role


Gene Wilder - In 1963, Wilder was cast in a leading role in Mother Courage and Her Children, a production starring Anne Bancroft, who introduced Wilder to her boyfriend Mel Brooks.


Barbara Harris (actress) - She had previously appeared on Broadway with Anne Bancroft in a 1963 production of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage", staged by Jerome Robbins, at the Martin Beck Theater; the production received five Tony *award nominations


Bancroft and Brooks married on August 5, 1964, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall and were together until her death add something


Mel Brooks - Brooks had married actress Anne Bancroft in 1964 and the two lived together in New York City.


Mel Brooks - Brooks was married to the actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death from uterine cancer on June 6, 2005.


Bancroft co-starred as a medieval nun obsessed with a priest opposite Jason Robards in the 1965 Broadway production of John Whiting's play "The Devils" add something


Bancroft received a second Academy award nomination in 1965 for her performance in "The Pumpkin Eater" add something


Shana Alexander - Another Life magazine article, about a suicide hot line worker's efforts to keep a caller from killing herself, was turned into the 1965 film, "The Slender Thread", which starred Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft


William Daniels - In 1967 he starred in "The Graduate" with Dustin Hoffman, and Anne Bancroft


Alfa Romeo - Probably the most famous appearance and presence on screen of any Alfa is in the 1967 hit film "The Graduate", starring Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross and Anne Bancroft


Andreas Voutsinas - In 1968, Voutsinas became the original Carmen Ghia after befriending Mel Brooks' girlfriend of the time, Anne Bancroft


Martin Charnin - In 1971, he won the Emmy Award for "Annie, The Women in the Life of a Man", which starred Anne Bancroft


In 1972 Bancroft gave birth to her only child, Maximillian Brooks add something


Golda Meir - In 1977, Anne Bancroft played Meir in William Gibson's Broadway play "Golda


Glenn Scarpelli - In 1977, at the age of 10, Scarpelli made his Broadway debut, appearing in the play "Golda" with Anne Bancroft


Charlotte Coleman - Other television appearances in the 1980s and '90s included roles in "The Bill" and "Inspector Morse", the short-lived comedy series "Freddie and Max", with Anne Bancroft, a drama about homelessness, "Sweet Nothing", and, in 1996, another lesbian role, Barb Gale, in the political satire "Giving Tongue"


Betty Comden - In 1984, filmmaker Sidney Lumet directed a film about Greta Garbo, "Garbo Talks", starring Anne Bancroft and Ron Silver


Agnes of God (film) - "'Agnes of God"' is a 1985 American film starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly, about a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception


Helene Hanff - In the 1987 film adaptation of "84, Charing Cross Road", Hanff was played by Anne Bancroft, while Anthony Hopkins took the part of Frank Doel


During the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s, Bancroft took supporting roles in a number of films in which she co-starred with major film stars, including "Honeymoon in Vegas" with Nicolas_Cage; "Love Potion No. 9" with Sandra_Bullock; "Malice" with Nicole_Kidman; "Point of No Return" with Bridget Fonda; "Home for the Holidays" with Robert Downey Jr. and directed by Jodie Foster; "How to Make an American Quilt" with Winona Ryder, "G.I. Jane" with Demi_Moore; "Great Expectations" with Gwyneth_Paltrow; "K add something


Mel Brooks - Brooks and his wife Anne Bancroft acted together in Silent Movie and To Be or Not to Be, and Bancroft had a bit part in the 1995 film Dracula: Dead and Loving It. Years later, the Brooks's appeared as themselves in the fourth season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm, spoofing the finale of The Producers.


Alfre Woodard - Woodard co-starred alongside Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen_Burstyn, Kate Nelligan and Maya Angelou in the female ensemble drama film "How to Make an American Quilt" in 1995


Gwyneth Paltrow - Paltrow appeared in several films throughout 1998, including Sliding Doors and the leading role in the film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations with Ethan Hawke, Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft and Chris Cooper.


Sigourney Weaver - In 2001, she appeared in the comedy "Heartbreakers" playing the lead role of a con artist alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Gene Hackman and Anne Bancroft


Louise Nevelson - The show opened in New York in 2002 with Anne Bancroft playing Nevelson, but it never moved beyond previews owing to Bancroft's illness


Her final appearance was as herself in a 2004 episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" add something


Bancroft died of uterine cancer, age 73, in 2005 add something

Anne Bancroft died in 2005 add something


In April 2005, two months before her death, Bancroft became a grandmother when her daughter-in-law Michelle gave birth to a boy, Henry Michael Brooks add something


Anne Bancroft died, age 73, of uterine cancer on June 6, 2005, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City add something


Her last project was the animated feature "Delgo", released posthumously in 2008 add something


In 2010, Brooks credited Bancroft as being the guiding force behind his involvement in developing "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein" for the musical theatre, citing an early meeting as "From that day, until her death on June 5, 2005, we were glued together add something