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Anne Bancroft

( b. Sep 17, 1931 Bronx, New York, USA - d. Jun 06, 2005 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Also known as: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano [Birthname]
Relations: Wife of Martin May (1953 - 1957) divorced
Wife of Mel Brooks (1964 - 2005) her death

Biography: Anne Bancroft was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, New York to Mildred and Michael G. Italiano. She attended the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. She married Martin A. May and then married filmmaker Mel Brooks, with whom she had her son Maximilian.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Graduate," "Blazing Saddles," "The Elephant Man," "The Miracle Worker," "Great Expectations," "Antz," "G.I. Jane," "Heartbreakers," "Love Potion No. 9," "Point of No Return," "and "Keeping the Faith." Television credits include: "The Simpsons," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," "What's My Line?," "Great Performances," and "Zane Grey Theater."

Other Awards: Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960. Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "The Miracle Worker" in 1963. Best Actress Award for "The Pumpkin Eater" at the Cannes Film Festival in 1964. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Variety and Popular Music for "Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man" in 1970. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" in 1994.

The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on June 8, 2005.

ProductionsDate of Productions
Duet for One
[Play, Original]
  • Starring: Anne Bancroft [Stephanie Abrahams]
Dec 17, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Anne Bancroft [Golda Meir]
Nov 14, 1977 - Feb 16, 1978
A Cry of Players
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Anne Bancroft [Anne]
Nov 14, 1968 - Feb 15, 1969
The Little Foxes
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Anne Bancroft
        Regina Giddens (Oct 20, 1967 - Dec 16, 1967)
Oct 26, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968
The Devils
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Anne Bancroft [Sister Jean of the Angels]
Nov 16, 1965 - Jan 08, 1966
Mother Courage and Her Children
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Anne Bancroft [Mother Courage]
Mar 28, 1963 - May 11, 1963
The Miracle Worker
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Starring: Anne Bancroft [Annie Sullivan]
Oct 19, 1959 - Jul 01, 1961
Two for the Seesaw
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Also Starring: Anne Bancroft [Gittel Mosca]
Jan 16, 1958 - Oct 31, 1959
1978 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
Golda [nominee]
Starring: Anne Bancroft
1960 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Play
winner The Miracle Worker [winner]
Starring: Anne Bancroft
1958 Theatre World Award
winner Two for the Seesaw [recipient]
Also Starring: Anne Bancroft
1958 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Play
winner Two for the Seesaw [winner]
Also Starring: Anne Bancroft
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