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Anne Bancroft
Posted by: ilza (
Date: June 07, 2005 11:25PM

the great actress Anne Bancroft has died. She was 73.

Anne Bancroft's husband, Mel Brooks, purchased the rights to 84 Charing Cross for her as a twenty-first anniversary present, memoirs of Helene Hanff, a television writer, which detailed her correspondence with bookseller Frank Doel over twenty years.

I am sure - just like me - book lovers around the world loved this movie.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2005 11:26PM by ilza.

Re: Anne Bancroft
Posted by: marian2 (
Date: June 08, 2005 02:26AM

Wasn't she also Mrs Robinson in The Graduate? If I've got the right person, I think she was one of those actresses who brought her roles to life at the expense of her own personality so that you don't remember the actress but the character. So her face isn't as memorable as ,for example Streep, though her acting was as good if not better.

Re: Anne Bancroft
Posted by: ilza (
Date: June 08, 2005 06:04AM

you are right
her words : I never wanted to play one role all the time ...

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003) (TV) .... Contessa
Heartbreakers (2001) .... Gloria Vogal/Barbara
Haven (2001) (TV) .... Mama Gruber
Up at the Villa (2000) .... Princess San Ferdinando
Keeping the Faith (2000) .... Ruth Schram
Deep in My Heart (1999) (TV) .... Gerry Eileen Cummins
Antz (1998) (voice) .... Queen
Great Expectations (1998) .... Ms. Nora Dinsmoor
Critical Care (1997) .... Nun
G.I. Jane (1997) .... Sen. Lillian DeHaven
The Sunchaser (1996) .... Dr. Renata Baumbauer
Homecoming (1996/I) (TV) .... Abigail Tillerman
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) .... Madame Ouspenskaya (Gypsy Woman)
... aka Dracula mort et heureux de l'źtre (France)
Home for the Holidays (1995) .... Adele Larson
How to Make an American Quilt (1995) .... Glady Joe Cleary
The Mother (1994) (TV) .... Mrs. Fanning
... aka Great Performances: The Mother (USA: series title)
... aka Paddy Chayefsky's The Mother (USA)
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) (TV) .... Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)
Mr. Jones (1993) .... Dr. Catherine Holland
Malice (1993) .... Mrs. Kennsinger
Point of No Return (1993) .... Amanda
... aka The Assassin (Australia) (UK) (USA: video title)
Love Potion No. 9 (1992) .... Madame Ruth
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) .... Bea Singer
Mrs. Cage (1992) (TV) .... Lillian Cage
Broadway Bound (1992) (TV) .... Kate Jerome
... aka Neil Simon's Broadway Bound (USA: complete title)
"Freddie and Max" (1990) TV Series .... Maxine (Max) Chandler
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) .... Meredith Perlestein
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) .... Ma
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) .... Helene Hanff
'Night, Mother (1986) .... Thelma Cates
Agnes of God (1985) .... Mother Miriam Ruth
Garbo Talks (1984) .... Estelle Rolfe
... aka Garbo Talks! (UK)
To Be or Not to Be (1983) .... Anna Bronski
"Marco Polo" (1982) (mini) TV Series .... Signora Polo
The Elephant Man (1980) .... Mrs. Kendal
Shogun (1980/I) (TV) (voice) .... Narrator of US home video version
... aka James Clavell's Shogun (USA: complete title)
Fatso (1980) .... Antoinette
The Turning Point (1977) .... Emma Jacklin
"Jesus of Nazareth" (1977) (mini) TV Series .... Mary Magdalene
... aka Gesł di Nazareth (Italy)
Lipstick (1976) .... Carla Bondi
The Hindenburg (1975) .... Ursula, The Countess
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) .... Edna Edison
Blazing Saddles (1974) (uncredited) .... Extra in church congregation
Young Winston (1972) .... Jenny (Lady Randolph) Churchill
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970) (TV)
The Graduate (1967) .... Mrs. Robinson
7 Women (1966) .... Dr. D.R. Cartwright
The Slender Thread (1965) .... Inge Dyson
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) .... Jo Armitage
The Miracle Worker (1962) .... Annie Sullivan
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) .... Beth Dixon
... aka Black Stockings (USA)
... aka Wanton Murder (USA)
The Restless Breed (1957) .... Angelita
Nightfall (1957) .... Marie Gardner
Walk the Proud Land (1956) .... Tianay
... aka Apache Agent
The Last Frontier (1955) .... Corinna Marston
... aka Savage Wilderness (USA: TV title)
The Naked Street (1955) .... Rosalie Regalzyk
... aka The Brass Ring (USA)
A Life in the Balance (1955) .... Marķa Ibinia
New York Confidential (1955) .... Kathy Lupo
The Raid (1954) .... Katie Bishop
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) .... Paula
Gorilla at Large (1954) .... Laverne Miller
The Kid from Left Field (1953) .... Marian Foley
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953) .... Marie
Tonight We Sing (1953) .... Emma Hurok
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) .... Lyn Lesley

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/08/2005 07:33AM by ilza.

Re: Anne Bancroft
Posted by: joet (
Date: June 08, 2005 04:30PM

One of Bancroft's more remarkable attributes was her ability to make the viewer believe in her characters. A good example is the Mrs Robinson role; she was only 36, 5 years older than Dustin Hoffman, when she played the seductive "older" woman. Now, why didn't any of my friends have a mom like that?


Re: Anne Bancroft
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: June 08, 2005 05:02PM

AND WHAT'S MORE, she knew how to make her eyes roll around independent of each other.

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