Anne Bancroft

Studio publicity photograph, {{c.|1952}} 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.

Associated with the method acting technique, having studied under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, Bancroft made her film debut in the noir thriller ''Don't Bother to Knock'' in 1952, and then appeared in 14 other films over the following five years. In 1958, Bancroft made her Broadway debut with the play ''Two for the Seesaw'', winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. The following year she portrayed Anne Sullivan in the original Broadway production of ''The Miracle Worker'', winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Following her continued success on stage, Bancroft's film career was revived when she was cast in the acclaimed film adaptation of ''The Miracle Worker'' (1962) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her film career further progressed with Oscar nominated performances in ''The Pumpkin Eater'' (1964), ''The Graduate'' (1967), ''The Turning Point'' (1977), and ''Agnes of God'' (1985).

Bancroft continued to act in the later half of her life, with prominent roles in ''The Elephant Man'' (1980), ''To Be or Not to Be'' (1983), ''Garbo Talks'' (1984), ''84 Charing Cross Road'' (1987), ''Torch Song Trilogy'' (1988), ''Home for the Holidays'' (1995), ''G.I. Jane'' (1997), ''Great Expectations'' (1998), and ''Up at the Villa'' (2000). She received multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for the television films ''Broadway Bound'' (1992), ''Deep in My Heart'' (1999), for which she won, and ''The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone'' (2003). Bancroft died in 2005, at the age of 73, as a result of uterine cancer. She was married to director, actor, and writer Mel Brooks, with whom she had a son, author Max Brooks. Provided by Wikipedia
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