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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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


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Anne Bancroft Quotes:

Captain Arthur Keller: What would another week accomplish? We are more than satisfied. You taught her things to do, how to behave. She's more manageable, cleaner.
Annie Sullivan: Cleaner?
Captain Arthur Keller: Well, we say cleanliness is next to godliness.
Annie Sullivan: Cleanliness is next to nothing! Give me more time with her.
Captain Arthur Keller: Look, what's she spelling? Teaching a dog to spell? The dog doesn't know what she means any more than she knows what you mean, Miss Sullivan. I think you ask too much of her and yourself. God may not have meant Helen to have the eyes you speak of.
Annie Sullivan: I mean her to.


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!


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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Sisters: Joanne (older) and Phyllis (younger)

Has a street named after her in Iowa City, Iowa.

1993: She (together with Dustin Hoffman) accepted the Oscar for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium" on behalf of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony.

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