Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft (born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano; September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an American actress. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Bancroft received an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Cannes Film Festival Award. She is one of only 24 thespians to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Bancroft was born Anna Maria Louisa (or Luisa) Italiano on September 17, 1931, in the Bronx, New York City, the middle of three daughters of Mildred (née Di Napoli), a telephone operator, and Michael G. Italiano, a dress pattern maker. Both of her parents' surnames were toponymic. Her parents were Italian immigrants from Southern Italy. In an interview, she stated that her family was originally from Muro Lucano, in the province of Potenza. She was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. Bancroft was raised in Little Italy, in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, attended P.S. 12, later moving to 1580 Zerega Ave. Bancroft's Broadway debut in the two-character drama Two for the Seesaw (1958), brought her wide recognition for the depth of her talent and garnered her a Tony Award for best supporting actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). Bancroft continued to have a successful career in film and television. She starred in a number of other films, including The Elephant Man (1980), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), and Agnes of God (1985), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She also had a recurring role on the television series Modern Family. Bancroft was married to director Mel Brooks from 1964 until her death in 2005. They had one son, Max Brooks.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Bronx, New York, USA
    Birthday
    9/17/1931
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker
7.8
The Graduate
The Graduate
7.7
The Turning Point
The Turning Point
6.5
84 Charing Cross Road
84 Charing Cross Road
7.1
7 Women
7 Women
6.5
The Pumpkin Eater
The Pumpkin Eater
6.7
Garbo Talks
Garbo Talks
6.1
Deep in My Heart
Deep in My Heart
6
Homecoming
Homecoming
7.4
Mrs. Cage
6
Broadway Bound
Broadway Bound
7
Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man
Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man
0
Mickey's 50
0
The Mother
The Mother
0
To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be
6.7
How to Make an American Quilt
How to Make an American Quilt
6.4
Nightfall
Nightfall
6.8
'night, Mother
'night, Mother
7.1
The Girl in Black Stockings
The Girl in Black Stockings
6.2
Fatso
Fatso
5.8
The Hindenburg
The Hindenburg
6.3
Young Winston
Young Winston
6.2
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
6.7
The Slender Thread
The Slender Thread
7.2
Gorilla at Large
Gorilla at Large
5.6
The Raid
The Raid
6.5
A Life in the Balance
A Life in the Balance
5.9
The Kid from Left Field
The Kid from Left Field
7.2
The Restless Breed
The Restless Breed
6
Walk the Proud Land
Walk the Proud Land
6.1
An Audience with Mel Brooks
An Audience with Mel Brooks
6.5
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
8
Don't Bother to Knock
Don't Bother to Knock
6.6
Agnes of God
Agnes of God
6.1
Torch Song Trilogy
Torch Song Trilogy
7.3
Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
6.3
Love Potion No. 9
Love Potion No. 9
6.2
The Sunchaser
The Sunchaser
6.1
Up at the Villa
Up at the Villa
5.2
The Naked Street
The Naked Street
6.1
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
6.4
Treasure of the Golden Condor
Treasure of the Golden Condor
6.2
Mr. Jones
Mr. Jones
5.7
The Last Frontier
The Last Frontier
6
Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith
6.1
Delgo
Delgo
4.6
Antz
Antz
6.1
New York Confidential
New York Confidential
5.8
Lipstick
Lipstick
5.2
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
5.4
Point of No Return
Point of No Return
6.2
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
6.6
Demetrius and the Gladiators
Demetrius and the Gladiators
6.7
Critical Care
Critical Care
6.4
The Man Who Had Influence
The Man Who Had Influence
8
James Mason: The Star They Loved to Hate
James Mason: The Star They Loved to Hate
0
Malice
Malice
6.2
Heartbreakers
Heartbreakers
6.1
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
6.5
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
8.2
Honeymoon in Vegas
Honeymoon in Vegas
5.6
Tonight We Sing
Tonight We Sing
10
G.I. Jane
G.I. Jane
6.4
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
6.1
Haven
Haven
6.9
Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels
Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels
6
The Muppets Go Hollywood
The Muppets Go Hollywood
6.2
In Search of Peace
In Search of Peace
7
Silent Movie
Silent Movie
6.5
And the Oscar Goes to...
And the Oscar Goes to...
7.1
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