Anne Bancroft was born September 17, 1931, in the Bronx, New York. She was an Oscar-winning actress who was best known for starring as Mrs. Robinson in the groundbreaking 1967 film The Graduate. Anne was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress five times, winning the Oscar in 1963 for her performance in The Miracle Worker. She made her film debut in 1952’s Don't Bother to Knock, which also starred Marilyn Monroe. Other films Anne starred in include The Pumpkin Eater, The Turning Point, Agnes of God, ’night, Mother, The Elephant Man and To Be or Not To Be. Anne also appeared in many made-for-TV movies and series, including The Simpsons, Broadway Bound and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. She was also a stage actress. In the course of her career, Anne was nominated for dozens of awards, winning not only an Oscar, but two Emmys, two Golden Globes and three Tony Awards. Anne was married twice, first to Martin May (from 1953 to 1957), and then to actor and director Mel Brooks, with whom she had one child. Anne died of uterine cancer on June 6, 2005.
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