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Known Credits: 71

Birthday: 1931-09-17

Day of Death: 2005-06-06

Place of Birth: Bronx, New York, USA

Adult Actor: False

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Anne Bancroft

Biography

Anna Maria Italiano was born 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She made her cinema debut in 1952 in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). In the fifties 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 sixties 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 sixties 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. IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm

Acting
2008 Delgo as Sedessa
2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone as Contessa
2001 Heartbreakers as Gloria Vogal
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm - (1 episode)
2000 Up at the Villa as Princess San Ferdinando
2000 Keeping the Faith as Ruth Schram
1999 Deep in My Heart as Geraldine 'Gerry' Eileen Cummings
1998 Antz as Queen
1998 Great Expectations as Ms. Nora Dinsmoor
1997 Critical Care as Nun
1997 G.I. Jane as Senator Lillian DeHaven
1996 Sunchaser as Dr. Renata Baumbauer
1996 Homecoming as Abigail Tillerman
1995 How To Make An American Quilt as Glady Joe Cleary
1995 Home for the Holidays as Adele Larson
1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All as Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)
1993 Malice as Mrs. Kennsinger
1993 Point of No Return as Amanda
1992 Love Potion No. 9 as Madame Ruth
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas as Bea Singer
1992 Broadway Bound
1990 Freddie and Max - (6 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons - (1 episode)
1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool as Meredith Perlestein
1988 Torch Song Trilogy as Ma Beckoff
1987 84 Charing Cross Road as Helene Hanff
1986 'night, Mother as Thelma Cates
1985 Agnes of God as Mother Miriam Ruth
1984 Garbo Talks as Estelle Rolfe
1983 To Be or Not to Be as Anna Bronski
1982 Marco Polo - (6 episodes)
1980 The Elephant Man as Mrs. Kendal
1980 Fatso as Antoinette
1977 The Turning Point as Emma Jacklin
1977 Jesus of Nazareth - (4 episodes)
1977 Jesus of Nazareth as Maria Magdalena
1976 Silent Movie as Herself
1976 Lipstick as Carla Bondi
1975 The Hindenburg as Ursula
1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue as Edna Edison
1972 Young Winston as Lady Jennie Churchill
1967 The Graduate as Mrs. Robinson
1966 ABC Stage 67 - (1 episode)
1966 7 Women as Dr. D.R. Cartwright
1965 The Slender Thread as Inga Dyson
1964 The Pumpkin Eater as Jo Armitage
1962 The Miracle Worker as Annie Sullivan
1957 The Girl in Black Stockings as Beth Dixon
1957 Nightfall as Marie Gardner
1957 The Restless Breed as Angelita
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater - (1 episode)
1956 Walk the Proud Land as Tianay
1955 The Last Frontier as Corinna Marston
1955 The Naked Street as Rosalie Regalzyk
1955 A Life in the Balance as MarĂ­a Ibinia
1955 New York Confidential as Kathy Lupo
1954 Climax! - (2 episodes)
1954 The Raid as Katy Bishop
1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators as Paula
1954 Gorilla at Large as Laverne Miller
1953 The Kid from Left Field as Marian Foley
1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor as Marie, Comtesse de St. Malo
1952 Omnibus - (1 episode)
1952 Don't Bother To Knock as Lyn Lesley
1950 Lux Video Theatre - (6 episodes)
1949 Suspense - (2 episodes)
1948 Westinghouse Studio One - (3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards - (5 episodes)
1900 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All - (0 episodes)
1900 Deep in My Heart - (0 episodes)
1900 Broadway Bound - (0 episodes)
Writing
1980 Fatso … Writer
Directing
1980 Fatso … Director