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Anne Bancroft (I) (1931–2005)

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Italian-American parents Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of ... See full bio »

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 2008 Delgo
Sedessa (voice)
 2001 Haven (TV Movie)
Mama Gruber
 1999 Deep in My Heart (TV Movie)
Gerry Cummins
 1998 Antz
Queen (voice)
 1996 The Sunchaser
Dr. Renata Baumbauer
 1996 Homecoming (TV Movie)
Abigail Tillerman
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dr. Zweig
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Dr. Zweig (voice)
 1994 Great Performances (TV Series)
Mrs. Fanning
- Paddy Chayefsky's 'The Mother' (1994) ... Mrs. Fanning
 1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (TV Movie)
Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)
 1993 Mr. Jones
Dr. Catherine Holland
 1993 Malice
Ms. Kennsinger
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Bea Singer
 1992 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Cage
- Mrs. Cage (1992) ... Mrs. Cage
 1992 Broadway Bound (TV Movie)
Kate Jerome
 1990 Freddie and Max (TV Series)
Max Chandler
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Max Chandler
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... Max Chandler
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Max Chandler
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Max Chandler
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Max Chandler
 1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
Meredith Perlestein
 1986 'night, Mother
Thelma Cates
 1984 Garbo Talks
Estelle Rolfe
 1982 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Marco's Mother
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Marco's Mother
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
Narrator (US version, voice)
 1980 Fatso
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Magdalene
- Part 2 (1977) ... Mary Magdalene
- Part 1 (1977) ... Mary Magdalene
 1976 Lipstick
Carla Bondi
 1975 The Hindenburg
The Countess
 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Edna Edison
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Congregation Extra (uncredited)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
 1966 7 Women
Dr. D.R. Cartwright
 1965 The Slender Thread
Inga Dyson
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Faye Benet Garret
- Out on the Outskirts of Town (1964) ... Faye Benet Garret
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
Jo Armitage
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Carol Welles
- A Time to Cry (1958) ... Carol Welles
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Isabelle Rutledge
- Episode in Darkness (1957) ... Isabelle Rutledge
 1957 The Girl in Black Stockings
Beth Dixon
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Giselle / Alegre
- Hostages to Fortune (1957) ... Giselle
- Key Largo (1956) ... Alegre
 1957 The Restless Breed
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Elena / Audrey
- The Mad Bomber (1957) ... Elena
- Fear Is the Hunter (1956) ... Audrey
 1950-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Cathy / Intermission Guest / Ann Sommers / ...
- The Black Angel (1957) ... Cathy
- No One to Cry With (1956) ... Intermission Guest
- The Corrigan Case (1956) ... Ann Sommers
- Forever Female (1955) ... Sally
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Julie Bickford / Isobel Waring
- Invitation to a Gunfighter (1957) ... Julie Bickford
- So Soon to Die (1957) ... Isobel Waring
 1957 Nightfall
Marie Gardner
 1955 The Last Frontier
Corinna Marston
 1955 A Life in the Balance
María Ibinia
 1955 New York Confidential
Katherine (Kathy) Lupo
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Waltz (1954)
 1954 The Raid
Katy Bishop
 1954 Gorilla at Large
Laverne Miller
 1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- To Live in Peace (1953)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1953 The Kid from Left Field
Marian Foley
 1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor
Marie, Comtesse de St. Malo
 1953 Tonight We Sing
Emma Hurok
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock
Lyn Lesley
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Deal (1951) ... Helen (as Anne Marno)
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- The Customs of the Country (1951) ... (as Ann Marno)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Anne Marno
- Flame-Out (1951) ... Anne Marno
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Murderer's Face (1951) ... (as Anne Marno)
- The Killer Scarf (1951) ... (as Anne Marno)
 1951 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
- The Chinese Mummer Mystery (1951) ... (as Anne Marno)
 1950-1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Lisa Berzins / Maria Cassini
- Wintertime (1951) ... Lisa Berzins (as Anne Marno)
- The Man Who Had Influence (1950) ... Maria Cassini (as Anne Marno)
- Torrents of Spring (1950) ... (as Anne Marno)
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- The Golden Mouth (1951) ... (as Anna Marno)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series)
- Night Break (1951) ... (as Anne Marno)
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Other Works:

2003: TV commercial for Celebrex. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 19 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anna Marno | Anne Marno | Ann Marno


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

[Driving to Mexico City for a film] When I was in Mexico on location we had this long drive from the bottom of a mountain all the way to Mexico City. I used to get pretty bored on these drives, so I was shouting out the window, 'Hello, you people - Here I am! You lucky people you!' So then five guys in this car followed us all the way to the hotel! That's the only funny thing that happened to me ... See more »


She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City. See more »


In most of her films, she habitually removes an earring before answering a telephone See more »



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