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Anne Bancroft

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Also Known As: Died: June 6, 2005
Born: September 17, 1931 Cause of Death: uterine cancer
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Fatso (1980) as Director
A New Yorker with an eating disorder attempts to lose weight.

Cast (feature film)

Tennessee Williams' The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003) as The Contessa
A recently widowed middle-aged American actress vacations in Italy and has an affair with a young Italian gigolo who ultimately breaks her heart
In Search of Peace - Part One: 1948-1967 (2001) as Narration
A historical overview of the first two decades for the nation of Israel, examining the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Heartbreakers (2001) as Gloria Vogal/ Barbara
Out of Palm Beach, Florida a mother and daughter con-artist team are running a scheme with a seemingly foolproof M.O. First Max, the temptress mother who happens to be a master-of-disguise, marries a rich man. Page, her scantily clad daughter, then proceeds to seduce him in order to rake in the ensuing jackpot -- a fat divorce settlement. It''s a plan that works every time, until Page develops a crush on a handsome bartender who''s been set up as the perfect sucker....
Keeping the Faith (2000) as Ruth
Best friends since they were kids, Jake Schram and Brian Kilkenny Finn, are single, successful, handsome, and confident young men living on New York''s Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, returns to the city, she reenters Jake''s and Brian''s lives and hearts with a vengeance. Sparks fly and unusual complicated love triangle is created because Brian happens to be a Roman Catholic priest and Jake is a rabbi.
Up At the Villa (2000) as Princess San Ferdinando
Set amidst the expatriate community of Florence in 1938 -- during the rise of Fascism on the eve of World War II -- a penniless, widowed young British socialite, Mary Panton, travels to Italy to take up residence in the villa of some absent friends, only to find herself embroiled in a love triangle
Deep in My Heart (1999) as Gerry Cummins
Traces the journey of a black baby who is born to a white woman in the early 1960s, given up for adoption and 34 years later reunited with her birth mother. In 1961, Gerry Cummins is raped by a black man near her home in Boston. When Gerry discovers that she is pregnant, she and her husband Bob hope
Antz (1998) as Voice Of Queen
Z-4195 is just a worker ant--one in a billion--and his odds of landing the beautiful princess Bala, the spoiled daughter of the queen--are about the same. A Central Park inhabitant who''s undaunted by the colony''s unyielding caste system, Z enlists the aid of his best friend, a soldier ant named Weaver, to get to the Princess on whom he has his sights. When a remarkable twist of fate turns Z from an uncommon drone into an unlikely hero, he unwittingly puts a bug in the ambitious General Mandible''s plan literally to liquidate the colony and remake it in his own image. Z soon finds himself leading a revolution that becomes a celebration of individuality in the face of overwhelming conformity. Once the most insignificant of workers, Z may just prove to be the biggest hero of them all.
Mark Twain's America in 3-D (1998) as Narrator
A documentary on the life of Mark Twain using 19th-century photography and modern-day scenes.
AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (1998)
This American Film Institute special covers the full spectrum of American movie making from westerns to musicals focussing on the top 100 films chosen by the AFI including Psycho, On the Waterfront, E.T. - The extra-terrestrial, West Side Story, Citizen Kane, 2001, and many others.
Great Expectations (1998) as Miss Dinsmoor
A modern-day reworking of Dickens' tale in which a young man leaves his privileged upbringing in Florida and heads to New York City to become an artist. There his life is changed when he meets three disparate strangers--Lustig, a dangerous, escaped convict; Estella, a beautiful, but icy woman; and N
G.I. Jane (1997) as Lillian Dehaven
Navy Intelligence officer Lt Jordan O''Neil becomes a test case when she is recruited to become the first woman allowed to train for the covert operations unit known as the Navy SEALS. She is not expected to succeed and many high ranking military and government officials, including Senator Lillian DeHaven, are counting on her to fail. O''Neil persists, and when the recruit''s final training exercise is diverted to aid and rescue American troops in the Middle East, the Master Chief is wounded and O''Neil must summon all her leadership abilities to save him and the mission.
Critical Care (1997) as Nun
A 29-year-old doctor wrestles between his desire to heal and his material greed when faced with an ethical decision concerning a critically ill, comatose patient.
Sunchaser, The (1996) as Dr Renata Baumbauer
A story about two extraordinarily different individuals who traverse the majestic spaces of the American West. Dr. Michael Reynolds is taken hostage by "Blue" Monroe, a teenage gangbuster suffering from an inoperable tumor. As the two journey through the desert with each other, they cover terrain not only of the open road but of the spirit. Michael becomes profoundly affected by his intense, uncompromising hijacker and comes finally to question his own convictions. Through Blue''s unerring faith, Michael finds the courage to confront the secret torment of his own past.
Homecoming (1996) as Abigail "Ab" Tilerman
A group of four siblings, led by a 13-year-old girl, travel cross-country to live with their estranged grandmother after being abandoned by their mentally ill mother.
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) as Gypsy Woman
Count Dracula, the Prince of Darkness, is dead and he''s loving it but he''s also in for some ego-puncturing problems and horrific surprises never encountered by Bela Lugosi or Gary Oldman. On Dracula''s bumpy quest for blood, the blundering bloodsucker exhibits a dazzling and hilarious array of supernatural magic, including flying, superhuman falls, hanging upside-down, clinging to the ceiling, long-distance hypnosis, shadows with a mind of their own, and morphing into an accident-prone bat. Meanwhile, the immortal count''s mortal enemy, Dr. Van Helsing, a brilliant professor of weird phenomena and world-famous vampire hunter, is busily masterminding the plan to expose and corner the bloodsucker who has infiltrated London''s high society.
How To Make An American Quilt (1995) as Glady Joe
Berkeley graduate student Finn is spending the summer at the home of her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe. Surrounded by orange groves in Grasse, California, her grandmother's house is a quiet haven where Finn intends to actually finish her latest thesis, this one on the rituals of women's
Home for the Holidays (1995) as Adele Larson
A single mom faces Thanksgiving with her domineering mother and sister.
Point Of No Return (1993) as Amanda
A punk female murderer is transformed into a bourgeois assassin by an underground government agency.
Malice (1993) as Ms Claire Kennsinger
In a small New England college town, a surgeon, a college dean and his wife become inextricably drawn together into a web of intrigue.
Mr. Jones (1993) as Dr Catherine Holland
A charismatic manic depressive falls in love with his therapist.
Love Potion No. 9 (1992) as (Uncredited) Madame Ruth
A brilliant but lonely biochemist gets a mysterious potion from a gypsy who guarantees it will turn his life around. After showing it to his co-worker, a shy animal psychobiologist, they achieve amazing amorous results in a chimpanzee experiment. Now the only way to see if it works on humans is to test it on themselves.
Neil Simon's Broadway Bound (1992) as Kate Jerome
Based on the original play by Neil Simon, the story traces the attempts of Eugene and Stan Jerome's attempts to break into show business as comedy writers in the 1950s.
Honeymoon In Vegas (1992) as Bea Singer
A New York detective/mama's boy loses his fiancee to a rich con man in Las Vegas.
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) as Meredith Perlestein
An English coal miner gives up his job and girl to join an amateur show that will tour in the United States.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) as Ma
A drag queen's affair with a bisexual throws his life into turmoil.
'Night, Mother (1986) as Thelma Cates
Although she seems normally happy, Jessie Cates casually informs her mother Thelma that she is going to commit suicide during the night. This initiates a war of nerves between the resolute Jessie and the heart-broken Thelma who uses every gambit she can imagine to save her daughter.
84 Charing Cross Road (1986) as Helene Hanff
A writer's correspondence with a London book dealer leads to a close friendship.
Agnes Of God (1985) as Mother Miriam Ruth
A psychiatrist tries to unravel the case of a young nun discovered with a dead baby.
Garbo Talks (1984) as Estelle Rolfe
A young man risks everything to help his dying mother meet Greta Garbo.
To Be or Not to Be (1983) as Anna Bronski
An actor and his wife struggle to survive (and make a living) when the Nazis invade Poland in this remake of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).
Fatso (1980) as Antoinette
A New Yorker with an eating disorder attempts to lose weight.
The Elephant Man (1980) as Mrs Madge Kendal
A 19th-century doctor questions his motives for rescuing a sideshow freak.
Turning Point, The (1977) as Emma Jacklin
The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time is nearly past. Both want what the other has and reflects back on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter who joins the company.
Lipstick (1976) as Carla Bondi
Composer Chris Saradon brutaly rapes fashion model, goes to trial, gets freed, comes back and rapes her little sister. She takes revenge.
Silent Movie (1976)
A film director struggles to produce a major silent feature film.
The Hindenburg (1975) as The Countess
Sabotage causes the airship Hindenburg to crash on arrival at New York in this disaster film.
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue (1974) as Edna
A suddenly unemployed executive and his understanding wife must adapt to their new life.
Young Winston (1972) as Lady Randolph Churchill
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
The Graduate (1967) as Mrs. Robinson
A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor''s wife, then falls for their daughter.
Seven Women (1966) as Dr. D. R. Cartwright
The women staffing an isolated Chinese mission fight to survive a bandit attack.
The Slender Thread (1965) as Inga Dyson
A crisis line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide.
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) as Jo Armitage
A woman drifts through multiple marriages in search of stability.
The Miracle Worker (1962) as Annie Sullivan
True story of the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to learn to communicate.
The Restless Breed (1957) as Angelita
Educated but hot-headed Mitch Baker travels to the border town of Mission intent on avenging the death of his secret service father at the hand of contraband gang leader Newton.
Nightfall (1957) as Marie Gardner
A man on a hunting trip gets mixed up with murderous bank robbers.
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) as Beth [Dixon]
A young girl''''s murder leaves a hotel full of suspects.
The Last Frontier (1956) as Corinna Marston
A backwoodsman signs on as scout for a remote Army fort.
Walk the Proud Land (1956) as Tianay
A government agent tries to treat the Apaches with respect.
A Life in the Balance (1955) as Maria Ibinia
New York Confidential (1955) as Katherine Lupo
Story follows the rise and subsequent fall of the notorious head of a New York crime family, who decides to testify against his pals in order to avoid being killed by his fellow cohorts.
The Naked Street (1955) as Rosalie Regalzyk
A racketeer saves his daughter''''s no-good husband from the chair but lives to regret it.
The Raid (1954) as Katy Bishop
A group of confederate prisoners escape to Canada and plan to rob the banks and set fire to the small town of Saint Albans in Vermont. To get the lie of the land, their leader spends a few days in the town and finds he is getting drawn into its life and especially into that of an attractive widow and her son.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) as Paula
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
Gorilla at Large (1954) as Laverne Miller
At sinister carnival The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, "world's largest gorilla...cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture." Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act, teamed with seductive mantrap Laverne, the owner's wife. Then a man is found dead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey's gorilla suit? Detective Sgt. Garrison finds four interlocked romantic triangles among the suspects...
The Kid from Left Field (1953) as Marion Foley
The son of an ex-ballplayer manages to assist a struggling major league baseball club.
Tonight We Sing (1953) as Emma Hurok
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953) as Marie, Comtesse de St. Malo
Jean-Paul (Cornel Wilde) rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo (George Macready), and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his uncle's title and lands, and goes to Guatemala to win his fortune and come back and claim his heritage.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) as Lyn Lesley
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.

Writer (feature film)

Fatso (1980) as Screenwriter
A New Yorker with an eating disorder attempts to lose weight.

Music (feature film)

To Be or Not to Be (1983) as Song Performer ("Sweet Georgia Brown")
An actor and his wife struggle to survive (and make a living) when the Nazis invade Poland in this remake of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).

Dance (feature film)

Turning Point, The (1977) as Choreography ("Anna Karenina")
The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time is nearly past. Both want what the other has and reflects back on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter who joins the company.

Cast (special)

Oliver Button Is a Star (2001) as Interviewee
An animated story that explores bullying, tolerance and positive alternatives for expressing children's gender differences. Filmmakers John Scagliotti and Dan Hunt use the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus' Production of Tomie dePaola's children's book, "Oliver Button Is a Sissy," as their narrative stru
Anamalai: India's Elephant Mountain (2000) as Narration
Rising from the dusty plains of Southern India is a mountain range called Anamalai, which means "The Elephant Mountain." Through lush tropical forests and bamboo stands, elephant herds roam free. Considered to be the living incarnation of the Hindu god Ganesh, the Asian elephant is revered as the lo
American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman (1999)
Coverage of the presentation of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award to actor Dustin Hoffman, the 27th recipient of the honor.
Echoes From the Ancients (1998) as Narration
Documentary about the destruction of the city of Yodefat almost 2000 years ago. The people of Yodefat, in the region that is now Israel, battled against the Roman army for 47 days but the Romans prevailed. The few Yodefat residents who weren't killed were enslaved, with the exception of Flavius Jose
Living With Cancer: A Message of Hope (1998) as Narration
Documentary recounts the experiences of those who have been diagnosed with cancer, undergone treatment and now live full and healthy lives. Also features cancer experts who share research and insights on treatment and provide an overview of causes and steps to lower one's risk in the face of more th
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
Mother, The (1994) as Mrs Fanning
Remake of Paddy Chayefsky's classic teleplay, originally aired live on Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse in 1954. Alone for the first time in her life, a 66-year-old widow is determined to return to her former job as a seamstress in New York's garment district, despite her daughter's opposition.
65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1993) as Presenter
Broadcast of the 65th annual Academy Awards presentation.
Mrs. Cage (1992) as Mrs Cage
A suburban matron confesses to shooting another shopper in a supermarket parking lot.
That Was the Week That Was (1985) as Host
A revival of the popular British series of the early '60s, which also ran on NBC in 1964 and '65. A satirical review of headline news stories that occurred in the week prior to the broadcast.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.
Annie and the Hoods (1974) as Host
Music, songs, and comedy sketches featuring actress Anne Bancroft.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Haven (2001) as Mama Gruber
True story of Ruth Gruber, a young, Jewish U.S. government official who, in 1944, helped escort almost 1,000 Holocaust survivors from war-torn Europe to a temporary haven in America. Follows Gruber's endeavor to gain acceptance for the frightened refugees from their journey to America aboard a liber
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) as Lucy Marsden--Age 100
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Allan Gurganus that dramatizes the post-Civil War years to the present through the irreverent eyes of 100-year-old Lucy Marsden, a widow now living in a North Carolina charity home.
Marco Polo (1982) as Signora Polo
Ten-hour dramatization (in four parts) of the Marco Polo odyssey, filmed in Italy, Morocco and the People's Republic of China, where it was the first western production to be made since the late 1940s, all at a hefty (by TV standards) cost of $10-million during a 13 month shooting schedule. Ken Mars
Jesus of Nazareth (Do Not Use) (1977) as Mary Magdalene
A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Subsequently expanded to eight hours over four nights.

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