37 Facts About Anne Bancroft

1. Anne Bancroft plans to boat down the Mississippi river in 2018 with Arnesen and other female explorers.

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2. In 2017, Anne Bancroft led an expedition on the Ganges River as part of the "Access Water Initiative Series.

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3. Anne Bancroft gave up her physical education and special education teaching posts in 1986 in order to participate with the "Will Steger International North Pole Expedition".

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4. Anne Bancroft currently co-owns an exploration company, Bancroft Arnesen Explore, with Liv Arnesen.

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5. Anne Bancroft struggled with dyslexia from an early age, but she nevertheless graduated High School and was accepted at the University of Oregon where she graduated with a Physical Education Degree in 1981.

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6. Anne Bancroft wrote and directed a 1980 comedy, Fatso, and appeared in some of husband Mel Brooks' projects.

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7. Anne Bancroft made her Broadway debut in Gibson's Two for the Seesaw opposite Henry Fonda in January of 1958.

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8. Anne Bancroft had a strong start in her film debut, 1952's Don't Bother To Knock, a thriller with Marilyn Monroe.

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9. Anne Bancroft portrayed an American mission doctor in Seven Women, the final film from director John Ford.

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10. Anne Bancroft portrayed the mother of several young children who leaves her second husband to marry a promising scriptwriter, played by Peter Finch.

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11. Anne Bancroft died of ovarian cancer in 2005 at age seventy-three.

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12. In 1967 Anne Bancroft played the film role for which she is best remembered: the icy, predatory Mrs Robinson, in Mike Nichols's film The Graduate.

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13. On June 6, 2005, Anne Bancroft died in New York City at the age of 73.

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14. Anne Bancroft made her film debut with her new name in 1952's Don't Bother To Knock.

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15. Anne Bancroft studied a year there, and began to perform on radio and television, at first as Anne Italiano, and then as Anne Marno.

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16. Anne Bancroft was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano on September 17, 1931, in the Bronx borough of New York City, to Italian immigrant parents.

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17. Anne Bancroft was honored with an Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1962 for her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in the Miracle Worker.

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18. Anne Bancroft is best known for her portrayal as an English Teacher that was appointed to teach the young Helen Keller in the biographical film, The Miracle Worker.

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19. Anne Bancroft tried breaking into films after adopting the screen name Anne Mano and appeared in numerous television shows.

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20. Anne Bancroft was born to the first generation of Italian parents in New York.

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21. Anne Bancroft is a talented actress who has acted in different movies and went ahead in portraying as the teacher Annie Sullivan in the highly acclaimed film, The Miracle Worker.

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22. In 1967, Anne Bancroft took on her signature role of Mrs Robinson in The Graduate.

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23. Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931, in the Bronx.

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24. Anne Bancroft died of uterine cancer at age 73 on June 6, 2005, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

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25. Anne Bancroft was executive-producer for the film 84 Charing Cross Road in which she starred.

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26. Anne Bancroft made her debut as a screenwriter and director in Fatso, in which she starred with Dom DeLuise.

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27. Anne Bancroft is one of very few entertainers to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award.

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28. Anne Bancroft co-starred as a medieval nun obsessed with a priest in the 1965 Broadway production of John Whiting's play The Devils.

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29. Anne Bancroft is one of ten actors to have won both an Academy Award and a Tony Award for the same role.

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30. In 1961, Anne Bancroft met Mel Brooks at a rehearsal for the Perry Como variety show.

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31. Anne Bancroft is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1992.

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32. Anne Bancroft starred in several television movies and miniseries, receiving six Emmy Award nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations (winning twice), and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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33. Anne Bancroft was the original choice to play Joan Crawford in the film Mommie Dearest, but backed out, and was replaced by Faye Dunaway.

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34. Anne Bancroft was ambivalent about her appearance in The Graduate; she said in several interviews that the role overshadowed her other work.

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35. Anne Bancroft was widely known during this period for her role as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate, for which she received a third Academy Award nomination.

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36. Anne Bancroft received a second Academy Award nomination in 1965 for her performance in the 1964 film The Pumpkin Eater.

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37. Anne Bancroft received several other Oscar nominations and continued in lead roles until the late 1980s; notable film roles during this time include The Turning Point and Agnes of God (1985).

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