Anne Bancroft was an American actress, director, screenwriter and singer. She received an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Tony Awards. She is one of only 24 thespians to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. She died on June 6, 2005, following her battle with uterine cancer.
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Anne Bancroft was an American actress, director, screenwriter and singer. She received an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Tony Awards. She is one of only 24 thespians to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. She was married to actor and comedian Mel Brooks, with whom she had a son named Max. She died on June 6, 2005, at the age of 73, following her battle with uterine cancer. She had been married to Mel Brooks for more than 30 years. She also had a relationship with actor Robert De Niro, who appeared in several of her films. She has been described as the “Queen of Method Acting” for her versatility and ability to take on any role she is asked to play. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1962 film version of The Miracle Worker. In 1965, she co-starred in a Broadway production of The Devils, directed by Alexander Hacoyannis. She wrote the screenplay for The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Joan Crawford, which was released the same year. In the film, she played an unhappily married woman who seduces the younger son of her husband’s business partner, much younger than Dustin Hoffman.
She played Mrs Robinson in the 1964 film The Pumpkin Eater, much known during this period for her role as Mrs Robinson. In 1966, she wrote and directed The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award. She appeared in the 1965 film Mother Courage and Her Children, starring with Joan Crawford as a medieval nun obsessed with a priest, and later presented the Oscar on her behalf in New York. In 1967, she starred in the film The Graduate as a young woman obsessed with the medieval nun. In 1968, she appeared in The Graduate again, this time as a college graduate obsessed with her younger son. In 1969, she received a third Academy Award nomination for the role of Mrs Robinson, which she also won the Golden Globe award for. In 1970, she was awarded a Golden Globe for her work in the movie The Graduate. In 1971, she won a Tony Award for the play Two for the Seesaw, in which she starred with Henry Fonda.