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Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft has a career rich in film, theater, and television credits. Most recently, the Oscar, Tony, and Emmy Award-winner starred in the films Great Expectations, G.I. Jane, Critical Care, Home for the Holidays, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Point of No Return. She will soon be seen in Phillip Haas' Up at the Villa co-starring with Sean Penn and Kristen Scott-Thomas.

Bancroft won the Academy Award for her work as Annie Sullivan in the film version of The Miracle Worker, a role for which she also won the Tony Award. She was honored with four more Oscar nominations for her appearances in The Pumpkin Eater, which also brought her the British Academy Award, The Graduate, The Turning Point, and Agnes of God.

A student at the American Film Institute's Women's Directing Workshop, in 1979 she wrote, directed, and starred in the motion picture Fatso.

Bancroft's theater credits include her Broadway stage debut opposite Henry Fonda in Two For the Seesaw for which she won a Tony Award, The Devils, Jerome Robbins' staging of Mother Courage, Mike Nichols' revival of The Little Foxes, A Cry for Players, the title role in Golda, which brought her a third Tony nomination, Duet For One with Max von Sydow, and The Mystery of the Rose Bouquet.

She was recently nominated for and won an Emmy Award for her role in the CBS television film Deep in My Heart.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Anne Bancroft Facts

Birth NameAnna Maria Louisa Italiano
BirthdaySeptember 17, 1931 (92)
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA
Awards1968 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for The Graduate)
1965 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for The Pumpkin Eater)
1963 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for The Miracle Worker)

Selected Filmography

Jesus of Nazareth
The Graduate
Point of No Return
G.I. Jane
The Miracle Worker
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Keeping the Faith
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