About Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft (born September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an American actress. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Bancroft received an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards; she is one of only 24 thespians to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.Bancroft made her film debut in the noir thriller ‘Don’t Bother to Knock’ and, following a string of repetitive and glamorous supporting roles, her film career took a toll with executives reluctant to cast her in prestige roles.
In 1958, Bancroft made her Broadway debut with the play ‘Two for the Seesaw’, winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. The following year, she portrayed Anne Sullivan in the original Broadway production of ‘The Miracle Worker’, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Following her continued success on stage, Bancroft’s film career was revived when she was cast in the film adaptation of ‘The Miracle Worker’ for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her film career further progressed with Oscar nominated performances in ‘The Pumpkin Eater’, ‘The Graduate’, ‘The Turning Point’, and ‘Agnes of God’. Learn More…