Knowledge Identifier: +Anne_Bancroft
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1931.
Countries: United States (60%), (15%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: University of California, Los Angeles, Actors Studio, Associated Press, American Broadcasting Company
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"
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"
Anne Sullivan Macy - Both the Broadway play and 1962 film featured Anne Bancroft in the Sullivan role
Mel Brooks - Brooks was married to the actress Anne Bancroft from 1964 until her death from uterine cancer on June 6, 2005.
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"
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
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.