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Anne Bancroft

Actress
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Net worth 2018: $17 Million
Residence: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 17 September 1931
Sigh: Libra
Died On: June 6, 2005
Education: HB Studio, Actors Studio, Christopher Columbus High School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
BIOGRAPHY

Anne Bancroft was bornon 17 September 1931 in The Bronx, New York, U.S., American, is Actress. The talented actress who portrayed the teacher Annie Sullivan in the highly acclaimed film, ‘The Miracle Worker’, Anne Bancroft was one of the most loved and respected theatre and film actresses. Beautiful, intelligent and talented, Bancroft was the kind of woman every female envies. She was the perfect combination of beauty and brains. She fell in love with acting as a young girl and resolved to make it big as an actress. She clearly charted out her career goals and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She had the good fortune of studying under the eminent acting coach, Lee Strasberg, which helped her develop her acting techniques and refine her inherent skills. Named as Anna Maria Louisa Italiano at birth, she adopted the screen name Anne Marno when she started doing television shows. Soon she made the transition to films and was again asked to change her screen name. As Anne Bancroft she acted in numerous films and is especially remembered for her role in ‘The Miracle Worker’ for which she won an Academy Award. Along with her film career, she was also actively involved in theatre and has won numerous accolades for her stage performances too.

TIMELINE
2005

During her later years she suffered from uterine cancer and died in 2005

1994

Along with Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland and Cicely Tyson, she appeared in the ‘Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tell All’ in 1994, a two part television film directed by Ken Cameron

1992

She played Kate Jerome in the television movie, ‘Broadway Bound’ in 1992

1990

She continued acting in television and films over the late 1990s though she has begun to suffer health problems

1987

In 1987, she starred in the British-American drama, ’84 Charing Cross Road’ directed by David Jones

1983

She played Anna Bronski in the 1983 comedy drama ‘To Be or Not to Be’ that was produced by her husband Mel Brooks

1970

After a series of not so memorable roles during the early 1970s she acted in the 1977 drama film, ‘The Turning Point’ which focused on the world of ballet in New York City

1967

In the 1967 comedy drama ‘The Graduate’, she played an elegant older woman who seduces a young college graduate who ultimately falls in love with the seductress’s daughter

1965

She played a nun who becomes obsessed with a priest in the 1965 Broadway production, ‘The Devils’

1964

The couple tied the knot in 1964 and was blessed with a son a few years later

1963

Returning to Broadway, she appeared in the play ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ in 1963

1962

She reprised this role in the film version of the same play in 1962

1961

She met the comedian Mel Brooks in 1961 and started a relationship with him

1960

In 1960, she played the leading role of Annie Sullivan, the sight-impaired teacher of young Helen Keller in the play ‘The Miracle Worker’

1958

She made her Broadway debut in 1958 as Gittel Mosca, a lovelorn woman in love with a married man in the play ‘Two for the Seesaw’ which was directed by Arthur Penn

1957

This marriage did not last long and the couple divorced in 1957

1952

She was also trying to break into films and was selected for the movie, ‘Don’t Bother to Knock’ in 1952

1948

She went to Christopher Columbus High School and graduated in 1948

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Written by the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht, the play is considered to be one of the greatest of the 20th century

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