Anne Bancroft

American actress (1931–2005)

Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 - June 6, 2005) was an American actress. She was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in the Bronx, New York City. She had Italian grandparents and was raised Roman Catholic.

Anne Bancroft
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Anna Maria Louisa Italiano

September 17, 1931
DiedJune 6, 2005(2005-06-06) (aged 73)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Spouse(s)Mel Brooks
ChildrenMax Brooks
AwardsAcademy Award (Best Actress, The Miracle Worker
3 BAFTA Awards
Emmy Award
2 Golden Globe Awards
2 Tony Awards


She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1962 movie The Miracle Worker. She also won three BAFTA Awards, an Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and two Tony Awards. She is best known for her role as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate.[1]


Her first marriage ended in divorce. Her second marriage was to actor-filmmaker Mel Brooks. It lasted from 1964 until her death in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, New York City, from uterine cancer.[1] Their son, writer Max Brooks (born 1972), is her only child.


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