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Anne Bancroft Overview:

Legendary actress, Anne Bancroft, was born Anna Maria Louise Italiano on Sep 17, 1931 in The Bronx, NY. Bancroft died at the age of 73 on Jun 6, 2005 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Anne Bancroft was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for The Miracle Worker (as Annie Sullivan) in 1962.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1962Best ActressThe Miracle Worker (1962)Annie SullivanWon
1964Best ActressThe Pumpkin Eater (1964)Jo ArmitageNominated
1967Best ActressThe Graduate (1967)Mrs. RobinsonNominated
1977Best ActressThe Turning PointEmma JacklinNominated
1985Best ActressAgnes of God (1985)Sister Miriam RuthNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Anne Bancroft Quotes:

Mrs. Robinson: Would you like me to seduce you?


Captain Arthur Keller: Miss Sullivan, I find it difficult to talk through those glasses. Why do you wear them? The sun's been down over an hour.
Annie Sullivan: Any kind of light hurts my eyes.
Captain Arthur Keller: Well, put them on, Miss Sullivan. I've decided to give you a second chance.
Annie Sullivan: To do what?
Captain Arthur Keller: To remain our employee! But on two conditions! I'm not accustomed to rudeness! If you want to stay, there must be a radical change of manner!
Annie Sullivan: Whose?
Captain Arthur Keller: Yours, young lady! Isn't it obvious? You must convice me that there's the slightest hope of you teaching a child who now flees from you like the plague.
Annie Sullivan: There isn't. It's hopeless here.
Captain Arthur Keller: Am I to understand...
Annie Sullivan: We all agree it's hopeless here. The next question is...
Kate Keller: Miss Annie, I'm not agreed! She did fold her napkin. She learns. She learns! Did you know she began talking when she was only six months old? She could say water. Well, not really. Wah-wah. But she meant water! She knew what it meant at only six months old! I never saw a child so bright or outgoing! It's still in her, somewhere. Miss Annie, put up with her and with us.
Captain Arthur Keller: Us?
Kate Keller: Please. Like the lost lamb in the parable, I love her all the more.
Annie Sullivan: Mrs. Keller, I don't think Helen's greatest handicap is deafness or blindness. I think it's your love and pity. All these years you've felt so sorry for her you've kept her like a pet. Well, even a dog you housebreak.


Annie Sullivan: Pity for this tyrant? Is there anything she wants she doesn't get? I'll tell you what I pity... that the sun won't rise and set for her all her life, and every day you're telling her it will. What you and your pity do will destroy her, Captain Keller.


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Anne Bancroft Facts

She was less than 6 years older than Dustin Hoffman, although in The Graduate (1967) her character is supposed to be more than twice his age. She was only 8 years older than Katharine Ross, who played her daughter in the film.

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)).

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