Anne Bancroft

The Life and Work


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About the Book

Anne Bancroft (1931–2005) was an American film, television and stage actress, stage producer and film director. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, she won the “Triple Crown”—an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. Her stage portrayal of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in 1959. She reprised the role for the 1962 film of the same name, winning the Oscar for Best Actress, but was perhaps best known as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). Her extensive television work included numerous roles in movies and series, including Deep in My Heart (1999), for which she won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress. A filmography/videography and information about DVD availability are included.

About the Author(s)

Peter Shelley is a playwright, screenwriter and author of several books on film. He lives in Umina Beach, Australia.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Shelley
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 196
Bibliographic Info: 25 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6242-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2858-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

 1. Beginning 3

 2. An Independent Actress 20

 3. Two for the Seesaw and The Miracle Worker 36

 4. Mel Brooks 52

 5. Mother Courage and Her Children 65

 6. The Graduate 84

 7. Max Brooks 102

 8. Fatso 119

 9. Agnes of God 132

10. Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound 148

11. Keeping the Faith 165

12. The End 174

Appendix: Stage, Film and Television Performances 177

Bibliography 181

Index 185