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Biographies - Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
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Anne Bancroft
Born: September 17, 1931
Died: June 5, 2005
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Iconic American actress best known for her roles in "The Pumpkin Eater" (1964), "The Graduate" (1967), and "The Miracle Worker" (1963), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.


  
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Anna Maria Italiano was born 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She made her cinema debut in 1952 in Don Bother to Knock (1952). In the 50s she made a lot of movies as a supporting actress until she became a star with "The Miracle Worker" (1962), directed by Arthur Penn, for which she won an Academy Award. The 60s in general were her best years: "The Pumpkin Eater" (1964) directed by Jack Clayton, "7 Women" (1966) directed by John Ford and "The Graduate" (1967) directed by Mike Nichols. In 1964 she married Mel Brooks. After the 60s she reduced her appearances in movies but still had some important roles like, for example, "Garbo Talks" (1984) directed by Sidney Lumet. She also began to make some TV films.

Bancroft died in 2005 from complications due to uterine cancer.


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