Anne Bancroft: A Life Book Giveaway (via Twitter in September)

“Anne Bancroft: A Life”
Book Giveaway via Twitter

Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Anne Bancroft: 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 this Blog, details to follow in a few days).

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Sept 30 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • Sept 2: One Winner
  • Sept 9: One Winner
  • Sept 16: One Winner
  • Sept 23: One Winner
  • Sept 30: One Winner

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday Oct 1 at 10PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details…

If you’re also on Facebook, please feel free to visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional giveaways (or check back on this Blog in a few days) — because we’ll be giving away ONE MORE cop via Facebook/Blog as well!

Anne Bancroft: A Life biography


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Sept 30 at 1oPM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

What do you love most about Anne Bancroft? And, if you’re not familiar with her work, why do you want to win this book? 

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win “Anne Bancroft: A Life” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to and we will be happy to create the entry for you.


About the Book:  In the first biography to cover the entire scope of Bancroft’s life and career, Douglass K. Daniel brings together interviews with dozens of her friends and colleagues, never-before-published family photos, and material from film and theater archives to present a portrait of an artist who raised the standards of acting for all those who followed. Daniel reveals how, from a young age, Bancroft was committed to challenging herself and strengthening her craft. Her talent (and good timing) led to a breakthrough role in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway star overnight. The role of Helen Keller’s devoted teacher in the stage version of The Miracle Worker would follow, and Bancroft also starred in the movie adaption of the play, which earned her an Academy Award. She went on to appear in dozens of film, theater, and television productions, including several movies directed or produced by her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life offers new insights into the life and career of a determined actress who left an indelible mark on the film industry while remaining true to her art.


Click here for the full contest rules. 

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

Good Luck!

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via the below link (click on image):

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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38 Responses to Anne Bancroft: A Life Book Giveaway (via Twitter in September)

  1. Frances M Ryl says:

    The Miracle Worker was my favorite movie with Anne Bancroft . She captured perfectly Annie Sullivan’s fierce determination & eventual communication breakthrough with Helen Keller. (Played by Patti Duke)

  2. Shelia says:

    Who can forget her in The Graduate. She somehow pulled off a very convincing act of being the mother to Dustin Hoffman’s girlfriend when she wasn’t that much older. She had an edgy sophistication and grace, then throw in being married to a total opposite Mel Brookes. I think there’s something entertaining and alluring about that. I want to know more of the story.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  3. Liliana Radwanski says:

    1. What I Loved about Anne Bancroft was in her ability to be Natural.
    She was Annie Sullivan and Mrs.Robinson. She was still vibrant at close to 40 in The Graduate as she was in her youth. Because, she was Natural,she was able to make the Transition to the Big Screen from The Theater.
    I love to read Biographies on Actors/Actresses I admire.I definitely would love to read this book on Anne.

  4. Javier Valverde says:

    What I love most about Anne Bancroft was the versatility in her acting. Whether she played the ingénue in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952), Paula in Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954), the wonderful Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962) the older woman in The Graduate (1967), and the retired ballerina in The Turning Point (1977), she showed an amazing range of acting in those roles.

  5. Jean Feingold says:

    I admired her ability to triumph in both serious and comedic roles.

  6. Carl says:

    Ever since I saw The Graduate at the age of 13, on a double bill with The Producers, for 50 cents at the local movie theater, I’ve thought of Anne Bancroft as the quintessential sexy older woman. Since then I’ve seen her other films as well but that first memory has lasted the longest. Thanks for the chance to win this excellent biography

  7. David Hollingsworth says:

    What I loved about Anne Bancroft was her clear attention to the characters she played. She understood their flaws, strength and issues. She was true to herself, and didn’t cater to Hollywood’s standards of how women should be and act.

    Her performance as Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate” remains one of the most iconic in film history.

  8. Ricardo says:

    Her legs.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      That was a good answer! all I can picture now is the scene with Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate 🙂 Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

      • Ricardo says:

        Thanks. That is exactly the scene I was thinking of! Saw the film for the first time on a big screen recently in London, and was just blown away by her magnetism.

        • Annmarie Gatti says:

          Hi Ricardo, I don’t see your tweet yet. Could you please either confirm that you tweeted, or let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks so much!

          • Ricardo says:

            I don’t have a twitter account, sorry 🙁
            But I did write “I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.” as requested. I thought that would make “eligible”?…

          • Annmarie Gatti says:

            You’re good now. Thanks for clarifying! Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  9. Nancy says:

    What I love most about Anne Bancroft was her versatility. She could really do anything from drama to comedy, from theater to film. She could even write and direct, which I wish she had done more of!

  10. Kandace says:

    I was first introduced to her with How to Make an American Quilt. What a great character!

  11. Liliana Radwanski says:

    Hi, I did tweet! Do you want me to tweet again?

  12. Tim says:

    That in addition to her amazing career as an actress, she wrote, directed, and co-starred with Dom Deluise in “Fatso”.

  13. Debbie Erickson says:

    I was very moved by her performance in The Miracle Worker. I would love to read her biography!

  14. Rochelle Zaks says:

    I’ve recently been watching more of her filmography, and since seeing her a few years ago in the graduate I’m still completely mesmerized but her. She is an amazing talent and has such range in her acting. Many people’s skills I find unbelievable her being one of them. It makes me wish that I was born earlier so I could at least be alive at the same time as Anne Bancroft and other talents like her.

  15. Lindsay E says:

    Simply, her voice.
    Also, her comedic sense, but my absolute favorite thing about Bancroft was her voice.
    Plus, she had great taste in men! (*^◯^*)

  16. Lindsay E says:

    Plus a tweet.
    Thank you for the giveaway. This book looks great.

  17. Thomas says:

    I saw her in The Elephant Man and then in The Graduate coincidentally not long after. She just always seemed so believable in her roles. She was a very interesting actress to watch. I’d love to win the book to read more about her and just appreciate her even more.

  18. Scottie Hexter says:

    She was a talented actress who played man memorable roles during her career — had looks, personality, charisma — could do both comedy and drama. She deserved her Oscar. I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  19. Steven Garges says:

    I adored her in 84 Charing Cross Road and To Be Or Not To Be. And, of course, her taste in men!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Steven, Could you please confirm that you tweeted? I can’t find your tweet, but it’s possible that I’m having a twitter issue. If you don’t have a twitter account, that’s okay, but please let me know. Thanks!

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  21. Joan O'Malley says:

    I loved her in “The Miracle Worker” and “The Graduate” anyone married to Mel Brooks would have a wicked sense of humor. Would love to find out if she does!

  22. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I love her work in The Graduate because it was the first film I saw her in that I really knew who she was and I thought her performance was outstanding.

  23. Sara Stewart says:

    Honestly, the only thing I remember seeing her in is, The Miracle Worker (which is one of THE best movies) and I would love to learn more about this fabulous lady

  24. Darlene Wright says:

    I think Anne Bancroft was awesome in all her movies! I love her in The Graduate! Would love to read more about her life! Thanks Tweeted also, @lefty22

  25. Desiree Thomas says:

    Love watching Anne Bancroft, she has such a great range – from The Graduate, to To Be Or Not To Be!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Desiree, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or just let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  26. Matthias van der Roest says:

    I can’t say I’ve seen a ton of her films however the ones I have seen have all left a very distinct impression on me, which is why I would love to find out more about the woman behind the characters.

  27. Karin Melster says:

    I’ve always enjoyed every single movie she has done!!! Never a bad one!,, what a extra special person she seems to have been!! Would love to read more abt her!!

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