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Heartbreakers ... In the fine tradition of comedy caper films such as How To Steal A Million,... more info $17.95was $29.95 Buy Now

The Slender... Sydney Pollack's feature-film debut deals with a woman, played by Anne Bancroft... more info $18.71was $24.95 Buy Now

Point of No... "She is society's worst nightmare, an antisocial misfit convicted of murder and... more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

The Girl in... A beautiful young starlet is mysteriously murdered at a chic Utah resort. more info $11.45was $19.95 Buy Now

Garbo Talks ... Anne Bancroft, Carrie Fisher, Ron Silver. An eccentric dying woman's final wish... more info $11.45was $19.95 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano,Anne Marno Died: June 6, 2005
Born: September 17, 1931 Cause of Death: uterine cancer
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor director screenwriter dancer English tutor drug store clerk receptionist
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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. Despite her slow start wallowing in several Hollywood B-movies before heading back to New York stages to redefine her career, 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. Though she allowed her career to take a backseat to being mother to the couple's only child, Bancroft nonetheless 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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