Anne Bancroft

Born Sep 17, 1931
Hometown New York
Died Jun 6, 2005
Death Place Manhattan, New York
Religion Roman Catholicism
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Measurements 38 C -23-35

Anne Bancroft was an American actress associated with the method acting school, which she had studied under Lee Strasberg. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Bancroft was often acknowledged for her work in film, theatre and television. She won one Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globes, two Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards, and several other awards and nominations.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anne Bancroft.


1931 Birth Born on September 17, 1931.


1948 16 Years Old Bancroft's parents were both children of Italian immigrants. In an interview she claimed her family was originally from Muro Lucano, in the province of Potenza. She was brought up Catholic. She graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx in 1948, and attended HB Studio, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Actors Studio, and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women at the University of California, Los Angeles. … Read More


1954 22 Years Old Bancroft was married to Martin May from 1954 to 1957. … Read More
1958 26 Years Old In 1958, Bancroft made her Broadway debut as lovelorn, Bronx-accented Gittel Mosca opposite Henry Fonda (as the married man Gittel loves) in William Gibson's two-character play Two for the Seesaw, directed by Arthur Penn. … Read More
1960 28 Years Old She subsequently won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 1960, again with playwright Gibson and director Penn, when she played Annie Sullivan, the young woman who teaches the child Helen Keller to communicate in The Miracle Worker.


1962 30 Years Old She took the latter role to Hollywood, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress, with Patty Duke repeating her own success as Keller alongside Bancroft in the 1962 film version of the play. … Read More
1964 32 Years Old Bancroft and Brooks married on August 5, 1964, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall and remained married until her death.
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Bancroft co-starred as a medieval nun obsessed with a priest (Jason Robards) in the 1965 Broadway production of John Whiting's play The Devils. … Read More


1972 40 Years Old In 1972 Bancroft gave birth to her only child, Maximillian "Max" Brooks. … Read More


In April 2005, two months before her death, Bancroft became a grandmother when her daughter-in-law Michelle gave birth to a boy, Henry Michael Brooks.
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