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Anne Bancroft

Born: September 17, 1931, The Bronx, New York
Died: June 6, 2005 (age 73), New York City, New York

Anne Bancroft was an American method actress. She was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Mildred (née DiNapoli), a telephone operator, and Michael Italiano, a dress pattern maker. Her parents were both children of Italian immigrants.

What do you know about Anne Bancroft? Try this quick quiz.

1. Bancroft graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx in 1948, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Actors Studio, and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women at UCLA. After appearing in a number of live television dramas under he stage name, she was told to change her surname for her film debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952. What was the stage name she was told to change?

2. In 1958 she appeared opposite Henry Fonda in the Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw, for which she won a Tony Award, and another in 1962 for The Miracle Worker. What role did she win the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962?

3. A highly acclaimed television special, "Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man" won her an Emmy award for her singing and acting. Bancroft is one of a very select few entertainers to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award. True or False?

4. Her best-known role, that of the married Mrs. Robinson, a woman who seduces a much-younger recent college graduate. What is the age difference between Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman?

5. In 1961, Bancroft met Mel Brooks in a rehearsal for the Perry Como variety show. When did they get married?

6. Bancroft died on June 6, 2005 of uterine cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her death came as a surprise to even some of Bancroft's friends; she was intensely private and had not released details of her illness. True or False?

7. Where is Anne Bancroft buried?

 


Answers

1. Anne Marno

2. The Miracle Worker

3. True

4. Six year. Anne Bancroft was 36 years old and Dustin Hoffman was 30 years old.

5. August 5, 1964

6. True

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