Biography and best films, beautiful actresses..Anne Bancroft

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15.Torch Song Trilogy

Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1988

Directed by: Paul Bogart

Torch Song Trilogy is an American comedy-drama film adapted by Harvey Fierstein from his play of the same title. The film was directed by Paul Bogart and stars Fierstein as Arnold, Anne..

14.How to Make an American Quilt

Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of..

13.Point of No Return

Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1993

Directed by: John Badham

Point of No Return is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. It is a remake of Luc Besson’s 1990 film Nikita. Maggie

12.Homecoming

Anne Bancroft, Bonnie Bedelia

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mark Jean

Homecoming is an American drama television film. On April 14, 1996, the TV film Homecoming was released and aired on the American cable channel, Lifetime. The screenplay was written by..

11.Demetrius and the Gladiators

Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar

Released: 1954

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. The picture was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced..

10.Heartbreakers

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Mirkin

Heartbreakers is a 2001 caper-romantic comedy film directed by David Mirkin. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, and Gene Hackman. Weaver was..

9.Antz

Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Eric Darnell

Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen..

8.The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1975

Directed by: Melvin Frank

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American black comedy play by Neil Simon, later made..

7.Jesus of Nazareth

John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale

Released: 1977

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d’Amico which dramatises the birth…

6.The Miracle Worker

Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke

Released: 1962

Directed by: Arthur Penn

The Miracle Worker is a 1962 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn. The screenplay by William Gibson is based on his 1959 play of the same title, which originated as a..

5.Malice

Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold Becker

Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank is based on a story by Jonas McCord. It stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole..

4.The Graduate

Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1967

Directed by: Mike Nichols

The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from..

3.To Be or Not to Be

Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks

Released: 1983

Directed by: Alan Johnson

To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Alan Johnson and produced by Mel Brooks. The screenplay was written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, based on the..

2. G.I. Jane

Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ridley Scott

G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures..

1.The Turning Point

Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1977

Directed by: Herbert Ross

The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine and Anne..

Biography

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator, both of whom were the children of Italian immigrants. She made her cinema debut in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress, such as Gorilla at Large (1954), New York Confidential (1955) and The Girl in Black Stockings (1957). By 1957 she had grown dissatisfied with the roles she was getting, left the film industry and spent the next five years doing plays on Broadway. She returned to the screen in 1962 with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962), for which she won an Oscar. Bancroft went on to give acclaimed performances in The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Slender Thread (1965), Young Winston (1972), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), The Elephant Man (1980), To Be or Not to Be (1983), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) and other movies as lead actress, but her most famous role would be as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). Her status as the predatory “older woman” in the film is iconic, although in real life she was only eight years older than Katharine Ross and six years older than Dustin Hoffman. Bancroft would later express her frustration over the fact that the film overshadowed her other work. Selective for much of her intermittent career, she appeared on the screen more frequently in the ’90s, playing a range of characters in such films as Love Potion No. 9 (1992), Point of No Return (1993), Home for the Holidays (1995), G.I. Jane (1997), Great Expectations (1998) and Up at the Villa (2000). She also started to make some TV films, including Deep in My Heart (1999) for which she won an Emmy. Sadly, on June 6, 2005, Bancroft passed away at the age of 73 from uterine cancer. Her death surprised many, as she had not revealed any information of her illness to the public. Among her survivors was her husband of 41 years, Mel Brooks, and her only child, Max Brooks, who was born in 1972. Her final film, the animated feature Delgo (2008), was released posthumously in 2008 and dedicated to her memory.
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Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA
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