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Anne Bancroft (I) (1931–2005)


Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of 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 undistinguished movies as a supporting actress, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Graduate
The Graduate Mrs. Robinson
(1967)
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker Annie Sullivan
(1962)
The Turning Point
(1977)
Great Expectations
Great Expectations Ms. Dinsmoor
(1998)

Filmography

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 2008 Delgo
Sedessa (voice)
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Anne Bancroft
- Opening Night (2004) ... Anne Bancroft
 2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (TV Movie)
Contessa
 2001 Heartbreakers
Gloria Vogal / Barbara
 2001 Haven (TV Movie)
Mama Gruber
 2000 Keeping the Faith
Ruth Schram
 2000 Up at the Villa
Princess San Ferdinando
 1999 Deep in My Heart (TV Movie)
Gerry Cummins
 1998 Antz
Queen (voice)
 1998 Great Expectations
Ms. Dinsmoor
 1997 Critical Care
Nun
 1997 G.I. Jane
Lillian DeHaven
 1996 The Sunchaser
Dr. Renata Baumbauer
 1996 Homecoming (TV Movie)
Abigail Tillerman
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Gypsy Woman
 1995 Home for the Holidays
Adele Larson
 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
 1993 Point of No Return
Amanda
 1992 Love Potion No. 9
Madame Ruth
 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
 1988 Torch Song Trilogy
Ma Beckoff
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Helene Hanff
 1986 'night, Mother
Thelma Cates
 1985 Agnes of God
Mother Miriam Ruth
 1984 Garbo Talks
Estelle Rolfe
 1983 To Be or Not to Be
Anna Bronski
 1982 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Marco's Mother
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Marco's Mother
 1980 The Elephant Man
Mrs. Kendal
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
Narrator (US version, voice)
 1980 Fatso
Antoinette
 1977 The Turning Point
Emma
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Magdalene
- Part 2 (1977) ... Mary Magdalene
- Part 1 (1977) ... Mary Magdalene
 1976 Silent Movie
Anne Bancroft
 1976 Lipstick
Carla Bondi
 1975 The Hindenburg
Countess Ursula von Reugen
 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Edna Edison
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Congregation Extra (uncredited)
 1972 Young Winston
Lady Jennie Churchill / Lady Randolph Churchill
 1967 The Graduate
Mrs. Robinson
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Virginia
- I'm Getting Married (1967) ... Virginia
 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
 1962 The Miracle Worker
Annie Sullivan
 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
Angelita
 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 / Ann Sommers / Kendal Browning / ...
- The Black Angel (1957) ... Cathy
- The Corrigan Case (1956) ... Ann Sommers
- Hired Wife (1956) ... Kendal Browning
- Forever Female (1955) ... Sally
- A Medal for Benny (1954) ... Lolita
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Julie Bickford / Isobel Waring
- Invitation to a Gunfighter (1957) ... Julie Bickford
- So Soon to Die (1957) ... Isobel Waring
 1956 Nightfall
Marie Gardner
 1956 Walk the Proud Land
Tianay
 1955 The Last Frontier
Corinna Marston
 1955 The Naked Street
Rosalie Regalzyk
 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)
Paco's Sister (segment "The Capital of the World" 2)
- The Capital of the World (1953) ... Paco's Sister (segment "The Capital of the World" 2)
 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)
Helen
- 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: "Mother Courage and Her CHildren", on Broadway, 3/28/63-5/11/63. 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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1962] When I arrived in town, the movie industry was looking for sexpot glamor girls. I didn't qualify. Nor was I ever offered a top-flight movie. But there isn't any bitterness on my part. I wasn't as good an actress then as I am now. See more »

Trivia:

She, Mel Brooks and their son Max Brooks all are Emmy-winners. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Annie See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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