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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.



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

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

BlogHub Articles:

Mel Brooks and : Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

By Guest Post on Sep 27, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

 Mel and Anne, Hollywood’s best matched opposites… Was one of entertainment’s oddest couples – the dramatic actress and the wacky comic genius Mel Brooks – all that much a mismatch? That’s a question I pondered at times when I explored her career for my new biography Anne Bancrof... Read full article

’s ‘Noir’ Side: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

By Guest Post on Sep 14, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

’s ‘Noir Side’ In her twenties actress had just what a film noir needed, the kind of smoky beauty a guy would take a bullet for. She turned up in a handful of movies in the 1950s that might qualify as “dark films,” usually nifty little crime pictures made... Read full article

: A Life: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (September)

By Annmarie Gatti on Sep 10, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“: A Life” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “: A Life”  Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky. And, remember... Read full article

Saddle Up with : Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 31, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Saddle Up with When I think of actress , I picture the sexy, seductive Mrs. Robinson of The Graduate (1967) or the determined Annie Sullivan of The Miracle Worker (1962). Or a feisty New Yorker, whether she’s the woman who loves books in 84 Charing Cross Road (1984) or the... Read full article

: A Life Book Giveaway (via Twitter in September)

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 27, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“: A Life” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “: A Life” by Douglass K. Daniel, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from Aug 28 through Sept 30. (plus ONE more copy via Facebook and ... Read full article

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Anne Bancroft Quotes:

Annie Sullivan: It's less trouble to feel sorry for her than it is to teach her anything better.

James Keller: Sooner or later, we all give up, don't we?
Annie Sullivan: Maybe you all do, but it's my idea of the original sin.
James Keller: What is?
Annie Sullivan: Giving up!

Jed Towers: I said: "look, I believe in a drink, a kiss or a laugh now and then". And that's the way it would be. "Fine" she said, I can hear her saying it now. "Fine, I like to laugh".
Lyn Lesley: I still like to laugh. But not at myself. I just don't want any of it any more. Life's too long.
Jed Towers: Alright, I'll send you a valentine. What do you want? Hearts and flowers? Forever and ever? Love?
Lyn Lesley: Don't be afraid to say it. It's not a dirty word.

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Anne Bancroft Facts
Her performance as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967) is ranked #47 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

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).

Was offered the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973), but had to turn it down because she was pregnant. The part went to Ellen Burstyn.

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