Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft

Highest Rated: 100% Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Lowest Rated: 0% Walk the Proud Land (1956)

Birthday: Sep 17, 1931

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

While some actors were lucky enough to find one role for which they would always be remembered, actress Anne Bancroft was both blessed and cursed for her turn as the icily seductive Mrs. Robinson in Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967). Bancroft's legendary career spanned some six decades and encompassed parts as varied as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in the Broadway production of "Golda" (1977), as well as the sight-impaired teacher of Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, in "The Miracle Worker" (1962), the latter of which earned her both an Oscar and a Tony award. In fact, Bancroft was that rarest of performers who managed to earn her profession's Triple Crown, winning an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. Bancroft undeniably fashioned an envious array of performances. Unlike many in showbiz, she also managed to find the love of her life in the form of comedy writer and director Mel Brooks, whom she married in 1964 and remained close to up until her death in 2005. Bancroft also turned in multi-nominated performances in "The Turning Point" (1977), "Agnes of God" (1985) and "Neil Simon's Broadway Bound" (ABC, 1992), all of which underscored an exemplary career unlikely to ever be duplicated again.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
11% 27% Delgo Sedessa (Voice) $511.9K 2008
No Score Yet 60% The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Contessa (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 59% Haven Mama Gruber (Character) - 2001
54% 51% Heartbreakers Gloria Vogal/Barbara (Character) $40.3M 2001
69% 59% Keeping the Faith Ruth Schram (Character) $37M 2000
46% 36% Up at the Villa Princess San Ferdinando (Character) $2.9M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep in My Heart Geraldine 'Gerry" Eileen Cummins (Character) - 1999
37% 78% Great Expectations Ms. Nora Dinsmoor (Character) $26.3M 1998
No Score Yet 71% Mark Twain's America Narrator $2.3M 1998
92% 52% Antz Queen (Voice) $90.7M 1998
59% 30% Critical Care Nun (Character) $169.4K 1997
51% 53% G.I. Jane Sen. Lillian DeHaven (Character) $48.2M 1997
17% 41% Sunchaser Dr. Renata Baumbauer (Character) $23.1K 1996
No Score Yet 71% Homecoming Abigail Tillerman (Character) - 1996
62% 63% How to Make an American Quilt Glady Joe Cleary (Character) $23.6M 1995
63% 72% Home for the Holidays Adele Larson (Character) $17M 1995
11% 49% Dracula: Dead and Loving It Madame Ouspenskaya (Gypsy Woman) (Character) $9.9M 1995
46% 51% Mr. Jones Dr. Catherine Holland (Character) $8M 1993
57% 46% Malice Mrs. Kennsinger (Character) $46M 1993
52% 50% Point of No Return Amanda (Character) $27.5M 1993
25% 43% Love Potion No. 9 Madame Ruth (Character) $710.3K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Bound Kate Jerome (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Cage Mrs. Cage (Character) - 1992
63% 35% Honeymoon in Vegas Bea Singer (Character) $33.5M 1992
40% 55% Bert Rigby, You're a Fool Meredith Perlestein (Character) $40.5K 1989
74% 91% Torch Song Trilogy Ma Beckoff (Character) $4.9M 1988
87% 81% 84 Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff (Character) $572.7K 1987
No Score Yet 86% 'Night, Mother Thelma Cates (Character) $384K 1986
42% 55% Agnes of God Mother Miriam Ruth (Character) $25.6M 1985
22% 47% Garbo Talks Estelle Rolfe (Character) - 1984
60% 75% To Be or Not to Be Anna Bronski (Character) - 1983
92% 93% The Elephant Man Mrs. Kendal (Character) - 1980
33% 64% Fatso Antoinette (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1980
65% 67% The Turning Point Emma (Character) - 1977
11% 37% Lipstick Carli Bondi (Character) - 1976
80% 72% Silent Movie Self - 1976
36% 38% The Hindenburg The Countess (Character) - 1975
57% 67% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Edna Edison (Character) - 1975
50% 52% Young Winston Lady Jennie Churchill (Character) - 1972
87% 90% The Graduate Mrs. Robinson (Character) $285.8K 1967
100% 69% Seven Women Dr. D.R. Cartwright (Character) - 1966
80% 73% The Slender Thread Inga Dyson (Character) - 1965
67% 73% The Pumpkin Eater Jo Armitage (Character) - 1964
96% 88% The Miracle Worker Annie Sullivan (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 27% The Girl in Black Stockings Beth Dixon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Soon to Die Isobel Waring (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Breed Angelita (Character) - 1957
0% 67% Walk the Proud Land Tianay (Character) - 1956
100% 76% Nightfall Marie Gardner (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 62% A Life in the Balance María Ibinia (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 18% The Naked Street Rosalie Regalzyk (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 32% Savage Wilderness Corinna Marston (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raid Katie Bishop (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Gorilla at Large Laverne Miller (Character) - 1954
83% 66% Demetrius and the Gladiators Paula (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight We Sing Emma Hurok (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Left Field Marian Foley (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor Marie (Character) - 1953
100% 76% Don't Bother to Knock Lyn Lesley (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Herself (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haven Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Edens Narrator 2000
85% 76% The Simpsons Dr. Zweig (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth Mary Magdalene (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1962-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Giselle (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950

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