Anne Bancroft

17 Sep 1931 - 6 Jun 2005

Actor, Director

Anna Maria Italiano was born 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She made her cinema debut in 1952 in Don't Bother to Knock (1952). In the fifties she made a lot of movies as a supporting actress until she became a star with The Miracle Worker (1962), directed by Arthur Penn, for which she won an Academy Award. The sixties in general were her best years: The Pumpkin Eater (1964) directed by Jack Clayton, 7 Women (1966) directed by John Ford and The Graduate (1967) directed by Mike Nichols. In 1964 she married Mel Brooks. After the sixties she reduced her appearances in movies but still had some important roles like, for example, Garbo Talks (1984) directed by Sidney Lumet. She also began to make some TV films. IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm


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Filmography (45 titles)

(movie, 2008)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Sedessa)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Contessa)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Gloria Vogal)
(movie, 2000)
···Keeping the Faith
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ruth Schram)
(movie, 2000)
···Up at the Villa
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Princess San Ferdinando)
(movie, 1999)
···Deep in My Heart
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Geraldine 'Gerry' Eileen Cummins)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Queen (voice))
(movie, 1998)
6.8Great Expectations
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ms. Nora Dinsmoor)
(movie, 1997)
···G.I. Jane
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Senator Lillian DeHaven)
(movie, 1997)
···Critical Care
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Nun)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Renata Baumbauer)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Abigail Tillerman)
(movie, 1995)
···Home for the Holidays
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Adele Larson)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Glady Joe Cleary)
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Lucy Marsden (age 99-100))
(movie, 1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Kennsinger)
(movie, 1993)
···Point of No Return
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Amanda)
(movie, 1992)
···Love Potion No. 9
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Madame Ruth)
(movie, 1992)
···Broadway Bound
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kate Jerome)
(movie, 1988)
···Torch Song Trilogy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ma Beckoff)
(movie, 1987)
···84 Charing Cross Road
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Helene Hanff)
(movie, 1986)
···'night, Mother
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Thelma Cates)
(movie, 1985)
···Agnes of God
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mother Miriam Ruth)
(movie, 1984)
···Garbo Talks
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Estelle Rolfe)
(movie, 1983)
···To Be or Not to Be
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Anna Bronski)
(movie, 1980)
···The Elephant Man
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Kendal)
(movie, 1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1977)
···The Turning Point
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Emma Jacklin)
(movie, 1977)
···Jesus of Nazareth
Genre: History
Role: Actor (as Maria Magdalena)
(movie, 1976)
···Silent Movie
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carla Bondi)
(movie, 1975)
···The Hindenburg
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Countess)
(movie, 1967)
···The Graduate
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Robinson)
(movie, 1966)
···7 Women
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. D.R. Cartwright)
(movie, 1965)
···The Slender Thread
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Inga Dyson)
(movie, 1964)
···The Pumpkin Eater
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jo Armitage)
(movie, 1962)
···The Miracle Worker
Genre: Biography, Drama
Role: Actor (as Annie Sullivan)
(movie, 1957)
···The Girl in Black Stockings
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Beth Dixon)
(movie, 1957)
···The Restless Breed
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Angelita)
(movie, 1956)
···Walk the Proud Land
Genre: Biography, Western
Role: Actor (as Tianay)
(movie, 1955)
···New York Confidential
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Role: Actor (as Katherine (Kathy) Lupo)
(movie, 1955)
···The Naked Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Role: Actor (as Rosalie Regalzyk)
(movie, 1953)
···The Kid from Left Field
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Role: Actor (as Marian Foley)
(movie, 1953)
···Tonight We Sing
Genre: Musical
Role: Actor (as Emma Hurok)
(movie, 1952)
···Don't Bother to Knock
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lyn Lesley)