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  Anne Bancroft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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 Anne Bancroft, at 73; from stage to television to screen, a spirited force - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Celebrity ...
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.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2005/06/08/anne_bancroft_at_73_from_stage_to_television_to_screen_a_spirited_force   (1062 words)

 Anne Bancroft - Biography - Moviefone
Bancroft followed this victory with a string of emotional dramas that included The Pumpkin Eater, which was released in 1964, the same year she married filmmaker/comedian Mel Brooks.
Although Bancroft seemed destined for a stellar career and she remained one of the more well-respected actresses in Hollywood, a long string of so-so films kept her from reaching major stardom.
Still, Bancroft turned in a number of memorable performances in films such as The Turning Point (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), To Be or Not to Be (her 1983 collaboration with husband Brooks), Agnes of God (1985), 84 Charing Cross Road (1986), and Torch Song Trilogy (1988).
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 The New York Times > Movies > Anne Bancroft, Stage and Film Star in Voracious and Vulnerable Roles, Dies at 73
Anne Bancroft, the stage and film star whose signature triumphs in a 50-year career ranged from the courageous Annie Sullivan in "The Miracle Worker" to the hungrily seductive Mrs.
Bancroft's acting life were, unquestionably, the two Gibson plays and "The Graduate." She had already accumulated a long list of credits in TV dramas when she moved to Hollywood in the early 1950's to join the crowd of young hopefuls jostling for jobs in second- or third-rate films.
Bancroft was offered scripts rather better than, say, "Gorilla at Large." She appeared with Peter Finch in "The Pumpkin Eater" (1964), Harold Pinter's adaptation of a novel by Penelope Mortimer about a woman driven into a nervous breakdown by her husband's casual philandering.
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 Scotsman.com News - Obituaries - Anne Bancroft
Perhaps unfairly, Anne Bancroft is almost solely remembered for her portrayal of the sultry seducer of her neighbour's son in one of the era's great movies - The Graduate.
But Bancroft was ideal casting and, although not much older than Hoffman, she convinced audiences of her allure and of her boredom in her conventional marriage.
Bancroft had an early brief marriage in the 1950s but she is survived by Mel Brooks and their son.
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 Salon.com People | Anne Bancroft
She was born Anna Maria Italiano in the Bronx in 1931, a performer from the start, entertaining aunts, uncles and cousins at frequent family get-togethers; trolling for workmen on her neighborhood streets; and impressing her teachers and fellow students in grammar school.
Bancroft's parents, always supportive of her passion for performing, paid the tuition for her schooling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, which she attended after high school.
Bancroft grabbed the attention of 20th Century Fox in 1951, when she read opposite another actor in a screen test for the studio.
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 Blog of Death: Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft, an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress who was best known for working miracles and seducing young men on screen, died on June 6 of uterine cancer.
Bancroft is survived by comedian-director-producer Mel Brooks, her husband of 41 years, and their son, author Maximilian Brooks.
Bancroft's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6368 Hollywood Blvd. The lights of Broadway were dimmed last week in her honor.
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 CNN.com - Actress Anne Bancroft dies - Jun 7, 2005
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Actress Anne Bancroft, who seduced Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate" and won Oscar and Tony awards for playing Helen Keller's teacher in "The Miracle Worker," has died of cancer at age 73, her agent said Tuesday.
"Anne Bancroft was a great actress, and as a human being, wife, mother (and) friend, she was unique," Mike Nichols, who directed Bancroft in "The Graduate," said in a written statement.
Bancroft won a Tony for best actress in a play in 1960 for her portrayal of Annie Sullivan, the half-blind teacher who coaxes the blind and deaf Helen Keller out of her isolation, and won an Academy Award for best actress for the same role two years later.
www.cnn.com /2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/07/bancroft.obit/index.html   (446 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: People :: Here's to Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Anne Bancroft, who won an Academy Award for one performance and everlasting fame for another, died Monday in New York.
George Anthony, chief of entertainment programming for the CBC, remembers that Bancroft and Brooks were a “genuine bonafide love match, in the early years almost as famous for their public battles as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Todd.” He recalls one of their fights when he grabbed her arm and she pulled away from him.
She acted for a brief time as Anne Marno before choosing the stage name Bancroft, the AP reported, "because it sounded dignified." She met Brooks in 1964 during the taping of a Perry Como TV special.
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 Anne Bancroft dies at age 73
Bancroft was awarded the Tony for creating the role on Broadway of poor-sighted Annie Sullivan, the teacher of Keller, who was born deaf and blind.
Bancroft became known for her willingness to assume a variety of portrayals.
In 2003 she admitted that nearly everyone discouraged from undertaking the role "because it was all about sex with a younger man." She viewed the character as having unfulfilled dreams and having been relegated to a conventional life with a conventional husband.
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 Guardian Unlimited Film | News | Anne Bancroft
Bancroft debuted as Anne Marno in The Torrents of Spring and when a popular radio show The Goldbergs transferred to television she became a member of the TV family, working steadily for two years.
At 31 Bancroft became an Oscar winner and in the words of one critic, "she left Hollywood a failure and returned a star".
Bancroft could always be relied on to add a touch of class to movies - especially if they had literary, religious or social themes and she kept busy with Up at the Villa, the factually-based Haven and Edward Norton's directorial debut Keeping the Faith.
film.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,,1501784,00.html   (1711 words)

 Anne Bancroft dies at age 73 - MORE MOVIE NEWS AND FEATURES - MSNBC.com
Anne Bancroft won the 1962 best actress Oscar as the teacher of a young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," but achieved greater fame as a seductive mother in 1967's "The Graduate."
Bancroft was awarded the Tony for creating the role on Broadway of poor-sighted Annie Sullivan, the teacher of the deaf and blind Keller.
Bancroft complained to a 2003 interviewer: “I am quite surprised that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about ‘The Miracle Worker.’ We’re talking about Mrs.
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 The Anne Bancroft Picture Pages
Anne Bancroft was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano on September 17, 1931 in The Bronx, New York to Michael (a patternmaker) and Mildred (telephone operator) Italiano.
By the 1990s, Anne Bancroft began to take on smaller roles to spend more time with her family, and also because she felt that there were not many good scripts to be had.
Anne Bancroft, at the age of 73, passed away on June 6, 2005 at the Mount Sainai Medical Center in New York City after a struggle with uterine cancer.
www.superiorpics.com /anne_bancroft   (1292 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Graduate star Anne Bancroft dies
In 2003, Bancroft complained that her role as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate had overshadowed her other acting achievements.
Anne Bancroft was married to comedian Mel Brooks
Bancroft was also credited with persuading her husband to work on a stage musical version of his film The Producers.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/4071734.stm   (599 words)

 Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft was the daughter of Italian immigrants, and studied drama at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In films, Bancroft was best known for her performance as the seductive Mrs.
Bancroft was married for four decades to comic moviemaker Mel Brooks, and appeared in three of her husband's comedies, Silent Movie, To Be or Not to Be, and Dracula: Dead and Loving It.
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 Anne Bancroft News
QI'm an 18-year-old guy who likes to go on dating sites to mostly talk, and was recently "propositioned" by a married woman to come over and have sex with her.
Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman starred in the film of The Graduate The author of the book The Graduate - on which the movie was based - has sold the rights to a sequel to Random House.
For most people, directing Woody Allen, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft and Gene Hackman in one film would be a career highlight.
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 CBC Arts: Actress Anne Bancroft dies
Bancroft died of cancer on Monday at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, said John Barlow, a spokesman for her husband, Mel Brooks.
But Bancroft did not always appreciate the fact that that one moment overshadowed the rest of her career.
Bancroft eventually went on to amass a filmography of over 60 roles, but it was always Mrs.
www.cbc.ca /story/arts/national/2005/06/07/Arts/bancroft050607.html   (1203 words)

 MSN - News - Anne Bancroft Dies at 73   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NEW YORK -- Anne Bancroft, who won the 1962 best actress Oscar as the teacher of a young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" but achieved greater fame as Mrs.
Robinson, the seducer of her daughter's boyfriend in the 1967 movie "The Graduate," has died, a spokesman for her husband, producer Mel Brooks, said Tuesday.
After a series of B pictures, she escaped to Broadway in 1958 and won her first Tony opposite Henry Fonda in "Two for the Seesaw." The stage and movie versions of "The Miracle Worker" followed.
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 Anne Bancroft tribute
Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft in “The Graduate,”; 1967.
This glamorous young woman is played by an actress who in that year must have been 20 years old (Monroe was 25) and in the very first of some 65 motion pictures she was in from 1952 to 2002.
The moment in Harrods is almost topped by Bancroft’s throwing a cup of coffee or tea or soup or something all over the obnoxious businessman (James Mason) who’s trying to move in on Peter Finch’s lost ground.
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 A Tribute to Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft didn't quite fall into the category of a "classic" actress.
Since then Bancroft (married to the great comedy director Mel Brooks since 1964) was successful in both comedy and drama, bringing humor and strength to a variety of mature roles (though often cast as the mother).
Bancroft since 1973, and has created this very comprehensive and still-growing site to show off her collection of rare photos, audio clips, and video clips, and to push to get Anne's two TV variety specials released as a package on DVD.
www.classicmovies.org /articles/aa092301a.htm   (935 words)

 Anne Bancroft
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 FAnnetastic! A Tribute to the Miraculous Anne Bancroft
Interviews with Anne and other items from newspapers, magazines, etc. in case you missed them the first time.
I've loved Anne Bancroft since I was first mesmerized by her stunning talent in 1973, so there's lots to share with you.
A place to come together to remember her, to honor her, and to share the memories and the laughs (and there are many of those).
www.fannetastic.com   (439 words)

 Anne Bancroft Articles
From about 1954: Anne and Martin at home (stop giggling and put on your toreador pants)
"Bancroft portrays a feisty frump" by Leslie Bennetts
"Mel Brooks-Anne Bancroft re-do of Ernst Lubitsch, 1942"
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 AMCTV.com BIOGRAPHY - Anne Bancroft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And yet, the dark-haired, sensuous Anne Bancroft has done just this-maintaining a healthy career in an industry that prizes youth and the next big thing.
The Bronx-born Italian-American Bancroft (nee Anna Maria Louisa Italiano) proved a sensation onstage, winning Tony's for "Two for the Seesaw" (1958) and "The Miracle Worker" (1960), playing Helen Keller's caregiver/mentor, a role she would reprise in the eponymous film version (1962), winning a Best Actress Oscar®.
She starred in The Turning Point (1977) as one half of a bitter rivalry between former prima ballerinas; directed and produced Fatso (1980), and appeared in husband Mel Brooks' To Be or Not to Be (1983).
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 Anne Bancroft Current Month TV Schedule
Starring Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J Cobb, Raymond Burr, Peter Whitney, Lee Marvin, Warren Stevens, Charlotte Austin, John Kellogg, Charles Tannen.
Starring George C Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young, Burgess Meredith, Charles Durning, Richard Dysart, Robert Clary, Rene Auberjonois.
Starring Anne Bancroft, Kimberlee Peterson, Bonnie Bedelia, Trevor O'Brien, Hanna R Hall, William Greenblatt, Anna Louise Richardson, Scott Michael Campbell, Jacque Lynn Colton, R D Reid.
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